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The Canadian Business Journal
professionals and food scientists, Katz and his
team understood that too many foods today
contain processed carbohydrates that are rapidly
digested and spike blood sugar and insulin lev-
els prematurely. This process can contribute to
insulin resistance, obesity, type-2 diabetes, cardio-
vascular disease as well as poor productivity and
energy.
Research has shown more than 60% of
Canadians to be overweight or obese, and life-
style diseases such as heart disease and cancer
remain leading causes of death and disability.
The Canadian Diabetes Association reports that
20 people per hour are newly diagnosed with
pre-diabetes or diabetes. It is projected that one
in three children will develop diabetes during
their life time.
Armed with this knowledge and backed by
scientific research, Katz was convinced that the
pervasiveness of high glycemic carbs in the food
supply was causing metabolic chaos and one of
the solutions to addressing diabetes, obesity and
the energy deficit was to introduce low glycemic
product alternatives on grocery shelves.
“I approached the inventors of the Glycemic
Index at the University of Toronto,” Katz says “to
apply their low glycemic protocols in our devel-
opment of a pioneering line of low glycemic
energy and nutrition bars.” SoLo GI® Energy
Bars are the first line of clinically validated and
certified low glycemic energy bars in Canada.
In addition to being low GI (glycemic index of
23-35), SoLo is also certified gluten-free by the
Canadian Celiac Association of Canada.
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