Cheesecake for Your Health


Cheesecake. Yes, glorious, tempting cheesecake. It’s tough to think of anything less suited to a healthy diet. Just reading the word makes mouths water and brows sweat, worrying about how a single bite could derail a very carefully-thought-out meal plan. But if you really think cheesecake is a threat to your gains, you must not have tried a Gourmet Cheesecake Natural Protein Bar yet. 

“These are going to be the No. 1 bar I’ve ever done,” says
David McCabe, CEO of ANSI. McCabe is known as the “Bar Man” because of the highly successful Pure Protein bars he created in 1995. “These low-carb, high-protein Gourmet Cheesecake bars are by far the world’s cleanest, purest protein bars. Each bar has 20 grams of a blend of whey and milk-protein isolate, and is 100 percent all-natural, gluten-free and soy-free. I use a whipping technology to aerate them so they’re nice and fluffy — they won’t get hard or taffy-like. And the cheesecake flavors in them are incredible.”

They are also hormone-free (meaning they are made with milk that is free of controversial bovine growth hormones) and contain between 17 and 19 grams of fiber per bar. They’re sweetened with the all-natural herbal sweetener Stevia and are sugar-alcohol-free, which should ensure no gastrointestinal grumbling. The 60-gram bars come in three cheesecakey flavors: peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake, strawberry supreme cheesecake and chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake.

But ANSI doesn’t just do bars. Another of the company’s products, Xtreme Shock, is a favorite among athletes looking for a beta-alanine rush. As the RTD that holds the spot of No. 1 beta-alanine drink in the world, Xtreme Shock gives you the energy to help you train longer and get stronger. “It’s the only drink that you really feel — and you feel it in 15 minutes,” McCabe says. “Plus, it’s a safe drink. It doesn’t have yohimbe or any scary ingredients. It’s low-carb, has zero sugar, no aspartame, and you won’t experience crashes. This drink is second to none in the preworkout industry.”

Xtreme Shock’s proprietary formula, which now comes in sweet tea flavor (among others, including blue raspberry and peach mango), promotes instant energy and strength gains and buffers lactic-acid buildup, allowing you to pack on new muscle faster and easier than ever before. The benefits of the amino acid beta-alanine include energy, explosive strength and power, razor-sharp focus, delayed fatigue and enhanced thermogenic fat loss.

Similarly, the highly potent and ultra-concentrated Xtreme Shock Pro-Series all-in-one powder (just add water!) contains Kre-Alkalyn, which is buffered creatine monohydrate for improved uptake and reduced stomach upset, and a nitric-oxide precursor (GlycoCarn) that amplifies massive muscle pumps and explosive strength and power gains.

But all this is really just the start. “We know natural products are the future of this industry,” McCabe says. “We’re in the midst of developing a full line of natural products, and the Gourmet Cheesecake bars are just the start.”