New ZEGO Launch Video from ZEGO on Vimeo.
OUR PASSION, OUR PRODUCT
ZEGO is passionate about making allergy-free snacks that are nutritious and delicious to support the growing minds of children, the performance of athletes, the dedication of parents, and the health of everyone!
Food allergies are rising dramatically according to government reports, and parents, kids, and adults need a healthy snack that tastes great and won’t trigger these allergies or cause other problems.
We call ZEGO “A HIGHER BAR” because it meets these needs and tastes better than other energy bars on the market. It’s an amazing combination of great taste and nutrition with none of today’s top allergens.
INGREDIENTS & NUTRITION
What ZEGOs DO have:
Lots of protein – 10 grams/bar
Not a lot of sugar
All natural ingredients
Great chewy texture with a bit of crunch
What ZEGOs DON'T have: (what makes us "ALLERGY-FREE")
NO Peanuts or Tree Nuts
And NO GMO’s or High Fructose Corn Syrup
And, we chose a superfood, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, as ZEGO’s main ingredient because they:
Deliver lots of antioxidants & vitamins
Boost your immune system and protect your heart
Increase you energy by helping move oxygen into your red blood cells
Provide high quality protein, which strengthens muscles, bones, and memory
ZEGO’s other healthy ingredients, like brown rice and quinoa, are high in calcium, iron, and magnesium to help further strengthen your bones, blood, and immune system. And, our crunchy cacao nibs are high in fiber and potassium, and have more health-promoting antioxidant catechins than green tea!
ZEGOs make being healthier easier for everyone. And, they come in 2 delicious flavors, Chocolate, which has a rich, chewy brownie flavor & Sunflower, with a hint of caramel. Recommend them to all your friends!
ZEGO Launch Video from ZEGO on Vimeo.
ZEGO DONATES 20% of PROFITS
At ZEGO, we also have a mission to make it easier for everyone to eat healthy food, especially kids in families with low incomes.
We created ZEGO, in part, to help fund the work of Campaign for Better Nutrition - an organization founded by Colleen to improve nutrition for low-income children. We donate 20% of ZEGO’s profits to support that work.
WHY ARE ZEGOs ALLERGY-FREE?
More and more children and adults are allergic, intolerant, or choosing to avoid foods that have been staples of our diets in the past. Here are just some of the reports documenting what's behind this trend:
One-in-three adults are avoiding gluten. (2013 study, NDP Group)
75% of U.S. adults are lactose intolerant. (2011, National Institutes of Health)
90% of the food allergies come from 8 foods: peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, fish, and shellfish. (2013, www.foodallergy.org) ZEGO has NONE of these allergens!
18% increase in food allergies occurred from 1997 to 2007. (2008, Center for Disease Control)
Two children in every classroom have food allergies. (www.foodallergy.org)
Soy is high in phyto-estrogens and eating too much can disrupt your natural hormones. (Kaayla, The Whole Soy Story)
Whew, all this makes finding a healthy snack on-the-go really challenging for a LOT of people. Luckily, the challenge just got easier thanks to ZEGO. Enjoy ZEGOs yourself and share them with confidence.
HIGH PROTEIN-TO-SUGAR RATIO
If you compare ZEGO's nutrition label to that of other energy bars, you'll see we pack in a lot of protein without a lot of sugar. We worked hard to develop a tasty bar with this high protein-to-sugar ratio. We provide a combination of sunflower seed, rice and pea protein, because protein is so important for muscles and bones as well as for building the pathways necessary for forming long-term memories.
Too much sugar, on the other hand, can spike and crash your energy and, over time, can contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases. So, we limit and balance our sugars to provide just enough sweetness to make ZEGOs delicious but not enough to challenge your pancreas with a big insulin surge.
MANUFACTURING ALLERGEN INFORMATION
ZEGOs are made without peanuts, treenuts, dairy, wheat, soy, gluten, oats, corn or egg. ZEGO bars are tested post-production to guarantee gluten-free certification.
ZEGO’s manufacturer maintains a wheat-free facility, but makes other products that contain tree nuts, soy, peanut, milk, and egg. They perform a careful and thorough allergen cleanout before they make ZEGOs but cross-contamination is possible.
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