The Macro Makeup

The body needs all three macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fats).  We are our healthiest, strongest, and most efficient, when we intake the right balance, and the right kinds of these Macronutrients.


Carbohydrates supply the body with energy by breaking down into glucose, a form of sugar.  Glucose is used by our bodies cells as a fuel source. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is vitally important to maintain health, support GI Health, lower inflammation, and remove toxins from the body.  It is important to note that our energy does not only come from carbohydrates, and if we intake too many of them, especially in the form of added sugars, it can have a negative impact on our health.  Excess sugars can create inflammation, insulin resistance, and compromise our immune system. 


Proteins are responsible for growth of our muscles, and to build and repair tissues.  Though we may be successful at consuming some proteins, typically, the difficult part is whether we are getting in enough to support our active lifestyle, and whether we are getting in a healthy balance of non-inflammatory to inflammatory proteins.  It is not uncommon to have a higher ratio of more inflammatory proteins from sources like dairy or red meats.  Less inflammatory proteins are more plant-based proteins, or from fish. All proteins are beneficial, however, creating a better balance is key to our health.


Fats are a great source of long-term, efficient energy, which allows us to perform at our peak.  Healthy fats support a leaner body with less inflammation.  Healthy fats also support cardiovascular health and stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels.

For many, it can be challenging to get in enough healthy fats and low inflammatory proteins on a daily basis, and at the same time, controlling how much added sugars we intake. 

Typically, carbohydrates and sugars come into our daily menu plan without much thought, and we can easily create an imbalance of our macros.

Our goal with REACH Bars is to eliminate the challenges in achieving optimal macros and make it easier and enjoyable for you to be successful with your personal goals in all aspects of life.