May 20, 2010

 

Attune Probiotic Bars: Review & Giveaway

Attune bars

I am becoming more and more aware of how important a healthy gut is to my wellbeing.  According to a book I’m reading by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, 60% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract.  I believe probiotics can be an important part of digestive health.  Here is a definition of “probiotices” from the Attune web site probiotic page:
“The World Health Organization (WHO) officially defines probiotics as live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”
Our digestive tract can be filled with good bacteria and/or bad bacteria.  Obviously, we want the good kind, and that’s what probiotics are for.  While yogurt does contain good bacteria, it is usually a very small amount compared to what we need.  Attune probiotic bars have 5 times the amount of probiotics found in one cup of yogurt.

I was asked to do a 14-day challenge, which included eating one Attune probiotic bar per day for 14 days.  The idea is that you will feel better after the 14 days.  Unfortunately, with my thyroid issues going on right now, it probably was not a good time to do this test. There are other big factors effecting how I feel.  And in general, I am not feeling good.  I can say that I felt well digestively during those 14 days, and I did enjoy the bars!

If you like chocolate, this is a great way to take probiotics.  I tried the milk chocolate and milk chocolate with almonds varieties.  It was just like eating a tasty chocolate bar, and if they hadn’t told me, I wouldn’t have known it was good for me.

Of course, my first question for Attune was about the gluten-free status of their products.  The ingredients in the probiotic bars are gluten free and they also have dairy free dark chocolate varieties.  However, they do produce other gluten-containing products.  You can read their gluten free manufacturing practices here.  The bottom line is that after taking measures to prevent cross contamination, they use an independent lab to have their gluten-free products tested to 5 parts per million. 

Giveaway

If you would like to try the 14-day challenge, please visit this page and then leave a comment on this post telling me which two flavors you would like to receive.  You must be a U.S. resident to enter.  Please remember to leave an email address if you don’t have a blog where I can contact you.  This giveaway will be open until Monday, May 24th at 11:00 p.m. eastern time.  One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email.  Once I have heard back, the winner will be announced on my Facebook fan page.


Disclaimer:  This product review was based on using complimentary probiotic bars provided by Attune.

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Comments:
I would love to try the chocolate crisp and almond milk chocolate.

Thanks!

thecroleys(at)yahoo(dot)com
 
I would love to try the chocolate crisp and the dark chocolate varieties.

Thanks
Dawn
 
There are several that sound so good! I think I'd choose dark chocolate raspberry and mint. No. Almonds, instead? Hm... I think my final descision is Raspberry and Coffee. :) palila at gmail.
 
I would love to try the dark chocolate and the almond milk chocolate. Thank you!
 
I would love to take the 14 day challenge! bodyalamode@aol.com
 
I'd love to try the challenge, but the only one I could eat would be the dark chocolate. The rest all look to have dairy in them.
deanna@themommybowl.com
 
Those bars look good! I would want to try the Dark Chocolate and the Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate.

jnystph9 at gmail dot com
 
They look delicious - the 2 I would like to try are the blueberry vanilla and the Dark Chocolate Raspberry.

Penny
penny_142@msn.com
 
Ooh! I would love to try the coffee bean dark chocolate and the regular dark chocolate (I do gluten- and dairy-free).

Thanks!

~Elise

sweetsensitivity@gmail.com
 
Dark Chocolate and Coffee Bean Dark
Chocolate!

nina[at]sylvaticasolutions[dot]com
 
WOW! These look amazing! I would definitely try the dark chocolate raspberry and the chocolate mint. I will have to see if our local health food store will carry these. Thx for the giveaway.
jmcc1861(at)gmail(dot)com
 
I just got back from Costco and their yogurt choices were so slim. Either lots of sugar, lots of fake ingredients, or a huge tub of plain yogurt, which I am a little bored of at the moment! I had no clue something like this was available.

I would love to win, and I would choose the crisps and the almond.
 
I would love to try the almond milk chocolate.
Alexis
amrheina@hotmail.com
 
I have been wanting to try these for a long time. The dark chocoate ad the dark chocolate raspberry are on my list.
 
I just found your blog and need all the help I can get. I would love to try the dark choclate and the mint chocolate. Thanks for all you do.
 
I would try the dark chocolate and the blueberry vanilla :)

thewideworldof (at) gmail (dot) com
 
I would love to try the coffee dark chocolate and the almond milk. Yum.

molly_kate_00 at yahoo dot com
 
I'm GF and dairy-free, so I'd love to try the dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate ones!

(on a side note, they should make a mint dark chocolate - yum)

kochac22 @ yahoo dot com
 
Thank youso much for this offer!
I would like to try blueberry vanilla and dark chocolate.

jumpnkim@yahoo.com
 
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I would like to try the dark chocolate raspberry and the chocolate mint. Thank you!
 
I would love to try the dark chocolate and the chocolate crisp.

klee@graniteschools.org
 
I'd love to do the 14 day challenge! The two flavors I think I'd like the most are the Raspberry Dark Chocolate, and the Milk Chocolate with almonds.

what a wonderful way to get your probiotics, without taking any more pills! Oh how I hate taking pills.

glutenfreegreenie@gmail.com
 
I would love to try the dark chocolate and the coffee bean dark chocolate! Can you tell I like dark chocolate?!

lilaznjewel@yahoo.com
 
I'd love to try the almond milk chocolate and the mint chocolate.
 
Hi Linda,
After carefully looking (and drooling) at all the flavors I think I would love to try the Raspberry Dark Chocolate and the Almond Milk Chocolate...
paolanrod@hotmail.com
 
Thanks for this information and I am looking forward to a 14 day challenge with it! I would get the Dark Chocolate and the Raspberry Dark Chocolate. I am going to see if my local healthstore carries them!
Thanks again and have a great Memorial Day!

fa_saucier@comcast.net
 
These look like a great part of an eating plan. I would like to try the white chocolate blueberry and the milk chocolate almond.

ladams2b@charter.net
 
I would like to try the Almond Milk Chocolate and Mint Chocolate.
giveawayjunkie(at)gmail(dot)com
 

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