Frequently Asked Questions

What is acrylamide and is it found in BetterBody Foods products?

Acrylamide is a suspected carcinogen that forms in foods with reducing sugar that is processed at a high temperature, such as cookies or tortilla chips. Many food manufacturers have already taken significant steps to reduce acrylamide levels in their products, but recent regulatory changes and increasing public awareness about acrylamide is prompting even further action. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
Low levels of acrylamide have been detected in PBfit products, but not on a significant level that would cause harm or health concerns for consumers. The state of California requires acrylamide warning labels for any product that detects acrylamide at a .0001 percentage.

What does inflammation do to the body and why are “anti-inflammatory” foods considered better for you?

Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals. If the immune system senses a potential danger, it activates certain proteins that are designed to protect the body’s tissues and cells. But when immune cells overreact or overproduce, inflammation can be dangerous.

  • The most severe inflammatory issues involve attacks on the digestive tract, which can result in harmful gut bacteria.
  • Inflammation in the joints can cause rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in pain and stiffness in the body’s joints.
  • When immune cells start producing inflammation, the body’s ability to stabilize and fight off infection immunity deteriorates, which can result in the growth of cancer cells.
  • Inflammation in the lungs narrows the airways, making it difficult to breathe.
  • Inflammation can cause bone damage and deteriorate bone mass because it prevents absorption of bone-building nutrients like calcium and Vitamin D.

What type of fat should I be avoiding?

Hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated, or trans fats are the types of fats you should try your best to avoid. The World Health Organization has recommended that trans fats should constitute no more than 1% of a person’s diet.

What’s the difference between monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and trans fats? Why are some fats now considered healthy?

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are found in higher proportions in plants, nuts, seafood and are usually liquid at room temperature. The exceptions are certain tropical plant oils, such as coconut oil, palm oil, and palm kernel oil (which are high in saturated fat) and partially hydrogenated oils (which contain trans fat). (fda.gov)
Like all dietary fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats specifically help the body absorb certain vitamins, cushion and insulate the body, and support many body processes. • Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats contribute vitamin E to the diet. • Polyunsaturated fat is a source of two essential fats. These fats are considered essential because they are required for normal body functioning, but they can’t be made by the body and must be obtained from food. Essential fats play a role in many body processes, including immune and nervous system function, blood clotting, and blood pressure regulation. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/factsheets/Monounsaturated_and_Polyunsaturated_Fat.pdf

What is gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye. If you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, cutting gluten out of your diet is critical, as it can damage your intestines and trigger other health issues. But experts agree that eliminating gluten isn’t necessary for most people on a typical western diet.

Which of your products are Whole 30 or Paleo approved?

Our organic cacao powder, organic baobab powder, organic superseed blend, antioxidant fruit and fiber, chia seeds, MCT oil, coconut oils, avocado oil, almond oil, coconut vinegar, and coconut flour are all Whole 30 and Paleo approved. *In addition, our avocado oil mayos as well as our organic coconut sugar and monkfruit blend are all paleo approved, but not Whole 30 approved.

Which of your products are keto friendly?

Our low carb, keto-friendly products include avocado oil, avocado oil mayo, (regular, lime, and chipotle lime) organic chia seeds, organic super seeds, organic antioxidant fruit and fiber blend, almond oil, refined and virgin coconut oils, coconut flour, monkfruit blend, as well as PBfit Sugar Free, Baobab, and Cacao powder when used as additives or ingredients in baking or blending keto dishes or beverages.

Why does my product sometimes differ from order to order?

Our products are derived from real foods grown seasonally from real crops. Therefore, it’s perfectly normal for small differences to occur (e.g. variances in shades of color, scent, or flavor) however the nutritional composition and nutrients should still be well intact. If you ever feel that’s not the case, please contact customer support at betterbodyfoods.com

Where can I buy BetterBody Foods products?

In addition to our website, our products are available at major retail stores including Walmart, Costco, HEB, Albertson’s, etc.