How JunoBars Might Just Help Your PMS Problems

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Our delicious gluten free JunoBars are made with clean food like dates, hemp protein, and quinoa. These nutrient dense ingredients have actually been found to help relieve PMS symptoms. Check it out! 

Quinoa: If you experience irritation and mood swings due to PMS, try eating more complex carbs. According to Women’s Health Magazine, you may be able to alleviate your short temper with complex carbohydrates. These boost serotonin, the feel-good hormone. They also provide a steady supply of energy so that you don’t feel ravenous an hour later.

Hemp Protein: According to Living Green With Martine, GLA is produced in the body by the natural metabolic conversion of linoleic acid (omega-6), which is an essential fatty acid. Although the body produces up to 20 fatty acids, both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from our diets. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in a variety of foods, including hemp, corn, sunflower, safflower, soy, flax and peanuts. Once ingested, omega-6 is further metabolized into GLA.

It has been discovered that in women with PMS the conversion of dietary omega-6 or linoleic acid to GLA is often compromised. This can result in a deficiency of GLA. Research also indicates that women who are deficient in GLA can be oversensitive to the hormone prolactin, which is linked to breast pain.  Hempseed is particularly useful as a GLA source as it also contains a perfect balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats are known to help regulate blood sugar levels, which are also causally related to PMS.

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JunoBar is Here

Certfied Gluten Free & Organic Raw Goodness

We couldn’t be more excited about JunoBar. Named after the Roman Goddess Juno, this certified gluten free & certified organic bar also shares her qualities of vital energy and eternal youthfulness. As the newest member of the BumbleBar Family, JunoBar is absolutely fantastic. While it makes sense for us to think so, you’ve really got to try it!

Made with date paste and quinoa crisp, JunoBar is incredibly creative. Apple Crisp combines flavors of cinnamon apple crisp with quinoa and a kiss of sweetness from vanilla.Taking you back to the spoon licking days, Brownie Batter is filled with cocoa and sprinkled with certified organic chia seeds. For a wholesome twist on a classic, Peanut Butter Cookie brings back the deliciously familiar aroma of perfectly done peanut butter cookies that will enliven your senses.

We’re currently running a sweepstakes on Facebook and the winner gets a box of JunoBars in each flavor. It’s a really great way to try out the line and see which flavor gets your winning vote (probably all of them). Enter here now.

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There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Vegan, Gluten Free BumbleBar

A big thanks to this weeks guest blogger, Abby Heugel. Abby is a magazine editor and writer by day and as the sun goes down writes one of the funniest blogs you will be lucky enough to read. Below, Abby opens a window for us into her unique relationship with food and BumbleBars. She loves vegan bars!

Hello! I’m Abby, a blogger, a vegan and a dedicated BumbleBar fan for more than a decade. Considering a) how selective I am with my food and b) I can’t even commit to a hair color for more than a year, that’s really saying something.

But there’s something I need to get off my chest—and that would mostly likely be a hunk of food that failed to make it into my mouth.

While I’m generally a pretty neat person, sometimes that gets lost in translation somewhere between my mind and my mouth. Actually, a lot gets lost in translation between my mind and my mouth, but let’s move on.

I do my best to avoid any spillage and eat a majority of my meals out of bowls for that very reason. Putting most things on a plate without edges acting as little barriers increases the likelihood that I will be wearing a piece of the meal.

And while most people thrive on variety—it’s the spice of life!—I’m one who is perfectly content eating the same things over and over again. In fact a majority of my amazing meals are the same few things with an easy variation on the staples. It’s not that there’s no variety available with a vegan lifestyle—the complete opposite is true—but I know what I like.

Part of what I like is to eat certain things in a certain way.

I admit it’s a bit OCD, but it’s also something I’ve been doing since I was little and picked certain things out to eat first—I’m told I called them “beaks”— and I still do that today.

When it comes to my daily hippie bowls, I always eat the veggies first, then the protein (chickpeas, for example) and then the grains. And even if I’m at home, I still use a plastic spoon for some reason that is decidedly unclear to me.

Much like the Ziploc bags I rinse and reuse, I’m pretty sure I’m common law married with a few of these spoons.

With a sandwich, I cut it diagonally and then eat the crusts before eating the smaller half first—something about saving the best part for last. The thought of picking up an uncut sandwich and eating it as is is foreign to me.

However, my avocado sandwiches are usually cut in half and then eaten open-faced with a knife and a fork in part because I’m not entirely confident I won’t end up wearing a piece of the thing if I didn’t.

So where do vegan BumbleBars fit into all of this stuff? Anywhere and everywhere. I discovered them a decade ago and have been enjoying them ever since—at home, at work, when I travel—and recommend them to anyone who asks what I eat (and quite a few people who don’t.)

They’re one of the only vegan bars I will eat and I love that the ingredient list is shorter than my attention span, which is that of a manic hummingbird after Starbucks. The fact that BumbleBars aren’t only sustainable, but have had sustainable success, says a lot about the people behind the company.

And to be honest, that’s a big reason that I’m a fan. While the vegan bars are delicious and I feel good eating them, I feel better about supporting a company with such a great mission.

Plus, there’s no wrong way to eat a BumbleBar.Which BumbleBar?

Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air. -Emerson

What is your next adventure? Share it with us and make it come true! 

Happy Summer Solstice! With the extra daylight you’ve been given today we want to encourage you to spend a bit of that time dreaming of your next adventure. Live in the Sunshine

Maybe it is the one you’ve been scheming since you were a child and were drawn to that funny looking country in the shape of a boot? Maybe you can already smell the incense and curry as you wander through the deep reds and gold of an Indian market? Maybe it is that mountain you’ve always been able to see from your house but never climbed?

Whatever your adventure is, our next request is that you go do it! Experience above all else provides you with deep roots and lasting smile lines.

Here is a list of healthy and fun summer activities you can do with your family!

Drink up the summer sun and keep smiling!

BumbleBar Sessions: Small Planet Organics

Welcome to our new monthly profile of local Northwest companies living out missions consistent to BumbleBar’s.

We’d like to introduce you to “Tofu Phil” Spiegel, Creator and Owner of Small Planet Organics.

Watch our interview with Tofu Phil to learn more about the history and origin of tofu, why it is important to handcraft and the meaning behind ‘you are what you eat’.

 

Tofu Phil had been intrigued by the idea of launching a tofu company ever since he read The Book of Tofu by William Shurtleff in the early 1980s. Working full-time as an engineer, “I felt I was at the mercy of others when I was somebody else’s employee,” he recalls. “From January to June 1992, I dove into the tofu business while I still had my full-time engineer job. I made tofu at night. I would work at the engineering job from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and then two or three nights a week I made tofu from 5 to midnight.”

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