What You Should Know
Sharkies is a company that manufactures and sells organic fruit chews. There are two lines of chews available – one for kids and another for adults. Adult fruit chews by Sharkies are marketed as sports chews to replenish electrolytes and minerals lost during vigorous exercise. Some dieters may gain benefit from Sharkies, but most dieters trying to lose weight will not have significant electrolyte loss from daily exercise.
List of Ingredients
Sports Chews: Organic Rice Syrup, Organic Rice Syrup Solids, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Pectin, Organic White Grape Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Organic Sunflower Oil and Carnuba Wax.
The ingredient list for Adult Sharkies is simple and to the point. The chew is made up of simple sugars and salt, both of which help to replenish the body after exercise. Common sports drinks use the same ingredients. Each packet of Adult Sharkies contains 12 chews. There are 140 calories per packet. Spending 140 calories on sugar and salt is not the best choice for someone trying to lose weight. There are many high protein, high fiber snacks that offer the same carbohydrate bang but with fewer simple sugars.
The terms sports chews means Sharkies is attempting to quickly replace calories lost during intense exercise. The quickest way to increase carbohydrates in the body is with simple sugars. Unfortunately, simple sugars are also responsible for rising and crashing blood sugar levels. Typically when blood sugar levels crash, hunger increases. For the fitness guru, this is not a problem because so many calories are burned during exercise weight is not usually a problem.
Sharkies do not contain any fat burners or appetite suppressants, which makes them more of a candy or treat than a health conscious choice for dieters. There are other healthy snack choices the dieter could choose instead of eating sugar laden Sharkies.
Sharkies sell online for $17.80 per 12 count box. That is far higher than other healthy snack choices a dieter could make.
- All ingredients are listed online.
- Calorie count is too high.
- Main ingredients are simple sugars.
- Salt is added.
- The price is higher than healthy diet snacks.
Losing weight is about reducing calories and exercising. For the athlete, calorie reduction is not commonly a problem, but maintaining healthy energy levels may be. During intense exercise, carbohydrates are used as a simple source of energy and salt added to replace what is lost through sweat. Sharkies have 140 calories per serving and contain only sugar so the dieter will feel hungry again in a short period of time. This product is not for the typical dieter trying to lose weight. It is formulated for use by fitness gurus and people who workout intensely.