Benefits of New Maui Health-Food Bar

October 27, 2011, 10:37 PM HST · Updated October 28, 11:42 AM
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By Madeline Ziecker

Locally-based company Maui Peace Organics, Inc. has recently created a new type of healthy meal-replacement superfood bar for athletes – the Maui Extreme Sportsynergy Bar.

The original Maui Peace Bars and Maui Extreme Sportsynergy Bars both contain at least 50 different ingredients that support healthy digestion, energy, wellness, and nutrition.

One of the featured and unexpected ingredients in the bars is seaweed – 8 different types – included not for flavor, but for nutritional benefits.

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The natural flavor of the bar is not overpowered by any one of the ingredients like seaweed. Much like a juice blended with both fruits and vegetables creates a surprisingly even blend of fresh and sweet, the Maui Peace bars are a hybrid of good tastes with no particular distinction.

The energy in the Maui Extreme Sportsynergy Bar comes from Kona Red, a Hawaiian super fruit antioxidant from Kona. The juice of Kona Red comes from the bright red fruit of the coffee plant surrounding the bean. Without caffeine, the coffee plant’s natural energy and antioxidant-boosting properties create long-lasting energy  that is neither frantic nor draining when the Kona Red has finished been processed by the body.

Maui Extreme Bars also contain over 780,00 ORAC values per serving in one bar. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units are a measurement for antioxidants developed by the National Institute on Aging in the National Institute of Health.

Maui Peace Organics’ bars are being well received all over Maui for a variety of reasons, says Maui Peace Organics, Inc. Founder and CEO Kaliya Kent Mayell.

“One of our sales representatives did an experiment where he ate one Maui Peace Bar for breakfast and lunch and a light dinner daily. After two weeks of this regime, he lost eight pounds and still hasn’t gained the weight back. The point is, your body doesn’t need 80 lbs of food over five days to get all of its necessary nutrients. These bars offer a more condensed way of getting all of those food properties in a meal-replacement. People are eating these as meals.

Athletes love it too. About three weeks ago we launched the Maui Extreme Bar Marathon and the woman who won it broke the coarse record, a Maui girl who is now in training for the Olympics in Oregon. She ate two Maui Extreme Bars before the race and she won. The bar also has anti-inflammatory properties that help with sore muscles after exercise.”

Maui Peace Bars and Extreme Bars are now being sold to Maui vendors such as Mana Foods, Down to Earth, Rodeo General Store, Alive & Well, Hawaiian Moons, Pukalani Superette, and Upcountry Fitness. Sales are also expanding to the mainland and Oahu and will eventually reach Japan. Bars cost anywhere between $2-$3 depending on the vendor.

Maui Peace Organics intends to continue creating new products and contributing to Maui’s health-conscious community with the quality of their product while also donating large amounts of their  proceeds to benefit organizations such as the Maui Boys & Girls Club after-school kids program.

For more information on Maui Peace Inc., visit mauipeacebar.com.

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