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Angels For Alicia: How You Can Help a Teen NuGo Fan

AliciaHrubyAlicia Hruby is in need of a life-saving liver transplant for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). She is only 15-years-old, and is being home-schooled in Monongahela, PA, while she is waiting for a liver. She has bone pain that requires the use of crutches or a transport chair for long distances. Alicia and her family love NuGo bars. Her mom, Donna, lives on NuGo bars during Alicia’s hospital stays. Alicia loves NuGo Family and NuGo Dark Chocolate Pretzel.

As her disease is progressing, Alicia’s spirit is STRONGER! Family friend Michele Schwerha works for NuGo Nutrition and said, “I believe that I will never meet a STRONGER person in my lifetime.” Alicia’s older sister, Taylor, wrote on facebook, “Through all of the things Alicia has had to deal with, she has been VERY STRONG and has always thought POSITIVELY!” We hope Alicia enjoys the gifts we sent her, including new NuGO STRONGER bars to keep her strong.

Please join us in sending your prayers and good wishes to Alicia and her family on their facebook page. You can also purchase Angels 4 Alicia T-shirts to help raise money for her medical bills.

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Dark Chocolate Deception Infographic

Share this Dark Chocolate Deception infographic, and sign the petition.



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Stop the Deception, Sign the NuGo Dark Chocolate Petition

DarkChocolateDark chocolate has several health benefits, but how “real” and how healthy is the dark chocolate you’re currently eating? You may be surprised to learn that in most cases, it’s not REAL Dark Chocolate as you’re led to believe.

Currently, the FDA only has labeling standards for milk and white chocolate. When labeling an imitation flavor milk or white chocolate, the FDA standard requires companies to use words like chocolaty and chocolate-flavored.

However, the FDA has no labeling standards when it comes to dark chocolate. Companies label dark chocolate coating without any acknowledgement that it is made with unhealthy vegetable coatings (usually palm oil) – something that would be required if the palm oil was used in milk or white chocolate.

Consequently, consumers looking for the health benefits and taste of REAL Dark Chocolate can be easily deceived. You can protect against this by reading product ingredient listings and avoiding those that contain palm oil or other vegetable fats. Or, reach for a NuGo dark chocolate coated protein bar and be sure you’re getting the real thing.

So why does it matter whether the chocolate you purchase is truly REAL Dark Chocolate or an imitation? Fake dark chocolate is made by substituting vegetable fats for REAL cocoa butter. These vegetable fats are actually proven to raise bad cholesterol levels (LDL) negating the heart-healthy benefits of REAL Dark Chocolate which raises good cholesterol (HDL). Imitation products cost less to produce, yet companies are selling them at the same prices charged for real, honest-to-goodness, healthy dark chocolate — you’re overpaying for an inferior product!

REAL Dark Chocolate has an awesome taste because the chocolate flavor explodes when it melts in your mouth.  The substitution vegetable fats raise the melt point of chocolate above body temperature imparting a waxy texture and too sweet taste because the fake dark chocolate did not melt in your mouth. We believe when eating dark chocolate, you should get the awesome taste and health benefits you expect.

Help us stand up for truth and quality! Sign our petition to stop dark chocolate deception. We’re collecting signatures from consumers who care about the quality of the food they eat, and taking our petition to the FDA for better labeling standards for dark chocolate.  After you sign, pass this along to your friends and educate them on dark chocolate deception as well.

Now we get to the delicious part of our article. Where can you find quality, delicious, REAL Dark Chocolate? Try one of our NuGo Dark bars. All five NuGo Dark flavors are made with real cocoa, without imitation ingredients, and are rich in antioxidants and flavor.


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Where to Buy NuGO STRONGER Sports Protein Bars

NuGOSTRONGERNuGO STRONGER™ high protein bars can be purchased at select stores now and ordered online. This list will be continually updated as new stores are added.

NuGO STRONGER™ is the first high protein (25g), lower sugar sports protein bar that has all the elements that meet the sports nutrition, bodybuilding and weight management consumer demands using highly desirable rBGH-Free whey protein. It is certified gluten-free and Kosher, Non-GMO, high fiber, and made without soy protein.

NuGo Dark®, NuGO Slim®, NuGO Organic®, NuGO FREE®, and NuGo® Family protein bars are sold at many stores throughout the US and Canada. Use the store locator to find a store near you or order online.

Now Available*
Central Market (All flavors)
Fairway Market (All flavors)
Giant Eagle (All flavors)
Sprouts (Caramel Pretzel and Peanut Cluster)

Coming Soon
HEB – March 2014
Lifetime Fitness
Vitamin Cottage/Natural Grocers (All flavors)
Whole Foods Market Florida (REAL Dark Chocolate, Peanut Cluster, and Caramel Pretzel) April 2014
Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic (All flavors) April 2014
Whole Foods Market South Pacific (All flavors) April 2014
Whole Foods Market Northern California (REAL Dark Chocolate, Peanut Cluster, Caramel Pretzel) April 2014
Whole Foods Market Pacific Northwest (All flavors) April 2014

*While some of these chain locations have NuGO STRONGER on the shelves, others may not have them, but they can order them.

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Great Kidney Dialysis Snack: NuGo Protein Bars

vanilla-smNuGo Family and Smarte Carb have nutritional profiles within acceptable ranges for kidney dialysis patients. They are high in protein and low in phosphorus and potassium. NuGo is a mainstream, healthy snack alternative that provides delicious nutrition and sustained energy throughout the day. As a result, many dialysis clinics purchase NuGo.

A few highlights:
• NuGo’s #1 ingredient is soy protein
• Each bar has between 11 & 17 grams of Soy Protein
• Each bar is less than 190 calories
• Low Fat and Low Glycemic
• OU Kosher
• Low in Phosphorus and Potassium

Click these links to view the phosphorus and potassium values for each flavor, which is listed below the nutritional facts.

NuGo Family Vanilla Yogurt

NuGo Family Chocolate

NuGo Family Coffee

NuGo Family Orange Smoothie

NuGo Family Chocolate Banana

NuGo Family Peanut Butter Chocolate

Smarte Carb Chocolate Black Cherry

Smarte Carb Peanut Butter Crunch

Patients can call us directly at 888-421-2032 to order or find store locations. NuGo is also available for purchase online.

A number of clinics purchase NuGo bars directly from us at a wholesale price and either pass that along at no-charge or sell the bars to their patients. If this interests you or your foodservice operation, please call us directly at 888-421-2032.




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