Vukoo Glossary

Best Tasting Protein Bar - The best tasting protein bar in the market is the gluten-free protein bar by Vukoo®. Bias you say? We don't think so. This is coming from each person who have tried Vukoo® gluten-free protein bars; who have adopted Vukoo® as a an essential part of their daily diet and Vukoo® as their go-to protein bar.

BIYU - BIYU® is a acronym that represents Believe In Yourself, Understand? BIYU® is a gluten-free protein bar by Vukoo®. Everyone is saying it is one of the best protein bars ever! 

BodybuildingBodybuilding is the act or practice of exercising to strengthen the muscles of the human body through lifting weights and dieting; specifically for physique development.

Came CamuCamu camu also known as myrciaria dubia, cacari, or camocamo, is a small tree from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Peru. Camu camu typically grows to a height of 3–5 m and bears a purple/red cherry-like fruit. Camu camu is high vitamin-C content and is used in skin care products.

CrossFit - CrossFit is a fitness program created by Greg Glassman and is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in  early 2000. CrossFit promotes both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport. CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, gymnastics, strongman, powerlifting, calisthenics, plyometrics, Olympic weightlifting and a mixture of other exercises.

DietThe habit of eating certain foods, especially healthy foods free of gluten and high in protein.

Dietary Supplement - Dietary supplements are intended to provide vitamins and minerals that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Supplements are known as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids.

Energy BarPortable food bars containing a ratio of fats, carbohydrates, and protein, typically high in simple sugars and weighing 45g-80g in weight. Vukoo gluten-free protein bars are 85g in weight.

FastingFasting is voluntarily willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. Fasting is normally described as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days.

GlutenGluten is a name for certain proteins found in wheat, KAMUT® khorasan wheat, rye, einkorn, spelt, durum, emmer, farina, farro, barley, triticale, some high-protein whole-grain cereals and most flours. Gluten gives the elasticity to the dough, helping foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together.

Gluten-FreeGluten-Free means at most containing 20 parts-per-million (20ppm) or less of gluten proteins.

Gluten-Free DietA gluten-free diet is a eating habit (diet) excluding the protein gluten.

Gluten-Free Whey ProteinGluten-free whey protein is a dietary supplement formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in milk; containing at most 20 parts-per-million (20ppm) or less of gluten proteins. Gluten-free whey protein has three main forms: isolate, concentrate, and hydrolysate.

GMOGMO (genetically modified organisms), are organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification/engineering techniques. Scientists, consumer and environmental groups have cited many health and environmental risks with foods containing GMOs.

Gourmet Bars - Gourmet Bars are Vukoo bars. Vukoo bars are perishable, made from the highest quality of ingredients thus given the name Gourmet. Gourmet Bars are a Registered Trademark and Copyright owned by Vukoo, LLC.

Grass-Fed Whey Protein - Grass-Fed whey protein is a dietary supplement formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in milk from cows that graze on pesticide and chemical-free natural grass pastures. These cows have never fed on grain or have been subjected to any genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, chemicals, hormone treatment, or injected pathogens. Grass-fed whey protein is rBGH-Free, and contains a balance of essential fatty acids with elevated levels of CLA.

Intermittent FastingIntermittent fasting is voluntarily willing abstinence or reduction from all caloric foods and drinks for at least 16 hours. Intermittent fasting is usually preformed for weight-loss or maintenance of ones physique by only consuming a certain amount of calories within a 1-8 hour window within a 24 hour period but not exceeding 8 hours.

KetoacidosisKetoacidosis is the excessive production of ketone bodies within the body. Ketoacidosis typically cause when inadequately fasting can lead to a dangerous state of hypoglycemia.

KetogenesisKetogenesis is the biochemical process by which organisms in the body produce ketone bodies by the breakdown of fatty acids. Ketogenesis supplies energy to certain organs (particularly the brain) during circumstances such as fasting; however inadequate ketogenesis can cause hypoglycemia and also excessive production of ketone bodies which is a dangerous state known as ketoacidosis.

Ketogenic DietA ketogenic diet is a high-fat (healthy fats), quality-protein (lean meats), low-carbohydrate diet. A ketogenic diet has been known to help with epilepsy in todays modern medicine. A ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. The body coverts carbohydrates into glucose (simple sugar) for an energy source. Eating very little to no carbohydrates in this ketogenic diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies, using fat as the body’s primary source of energy. The most efficient energy fat source has been shown to be Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), such as organic coconut oil. When our body has elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood, this is now known as a ketosis state, which modern day medicine has shown that when the body is in a state of ketosis it reduces the frequency of epileptic seizures.

LactoseLactose is a large sugar molecule (Disaccharide sugar C12H22O11) made up of two smaller molecules glucose and galactose. Lactic acid forms upon digestion, splitting the two molecules glucose and galactose. This allows them to be absorbed through the cell lining in the small intestine and into the body.

Lactose-FreeLactose-free is anything not containing the bond of two sugar molecules glucose and galactose (Disaccharide sugar C12H22O11).

Lactose-Free Whey ProteinLactose-free whey protein is a dietary supplement missing the two bonded molecules glucose and galactose and formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in milk. Lactose-free whey protein is great for people who are lactose-intolerant, missing the enzyme called lactase in the small intestine.

NaturalNatural is anything existing in nature or that is caused by nature; not man made or artificial.

Natural Whey ProteinNatural whey protein is a dietary supplement formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in milk from cows who eat a genetically modified organism free (GMO-Free) natural diet; a diet found in nature. Natural whey protein has three main forms: isolate, concentrate, and hydrolysate.

NEGU - NEGU® is a acronym that represents Never Ever Give Up! NEGU® is a gluten-free protein bar by Vukoo®. Everyone is saying it is one of the best protein bars they have ever eaten!

Non-GMONon-GMO means non-genetically modified.

Non-GMO Whey ProteinNon-GMO whey protein is a dietary supplement that has not been genetically modified when formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in organic milk. Non-GMO whey protein has three main forms: hydrolysate, concentrate and isolate. Non-GMO whey protein is very similar to organic whey protein, due to the high standards and quality control.

Omega-3Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for normal metabolism. Omega-3 fatty acids found in foods exposed to air are vulnerable to oxidation thus causing rancidity.

OrganicOrganic is anything from, of, or relating to living matter.

Organic FoodOrganic food are foods produced and/or grown without using certain pesticides, fertilizers and are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.

Organic Grass-Fed Whey ProteinOrganic grass-fed whey protein is a dietary supplement formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey that has not been processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives. Organic grass-fed whey is found in milk from cows that graze on pesticide and chemical-free natural grass pastures. These cows have never fed on grain or have been subjected to any chemicals, injected pathogens, hormone treatments, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms. Organic grass-fed whey protein contains a balance of essential fatty acids with elevated levels of CLA and is rBGH-Free.

Organic Pea Protein IsolateOrganic pea protein isolate has a complete amino acid profile and is extracted from the yellow pea. Organic pea protein isolate is produced and/or grown without using certain pesticides, fertilizers and are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.

Organic Protein PowderOrganic Protein powder is a dietary supplement that has not been processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives; if derived from a animal, that animal has not consumed any form of added hormones, artificial enhancers or pesticides in it’s diet. Organic protein powder is made from basic sources of protein: whey, eggs, soy, rice, pea, hemp, quinoa and others, which can then be reconstituted into liquid form as a protein shake when mixed with organic grass-fed milk, Kangen water or, organic almond milk.

Organic Whey ProteinOrganic whey protein is a dietary supplement that has not been processed using industrial solvents, synthetic food additives, or irradiation and formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in organic milk. Organic whey protein has three main forms: hydrolysate, concentrate and isolate (where organic whey isolate undergoes additional processing.)

PaleoPaleo means older or ancient, especially referring to Paleolithic era and geographical past.

Paleo DietA Paleo diet is a diet consisting of foods presumed that early humans would have consumed. A Paleo diet mainly consists of fish, meat, fruit and vegetables: and excluding processed food, grain products and dairy. A Paleo diet has been shown in recent medical clinical studies to have tremendous health benefits for the body’s fat loss and heart health as well as metabolism benefits.

ProteinProteins are nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large biomolecules, or macromolecules, composed of one or more long chains of amino acid residues and are an essential part of all living organisms.

Protein Bar - Protein bars are portable food bars containing a high proportion of protein, typically weighing 45g-80g in weight.

Protein PowderProtein powder is a dietary supplement that is made from basic sources of protein: whey, eggs, soy, rice, pea, hemp, quinoa, and others. These sources of protein are concentrated and are processed into a powder, which can be change into liquid form such as a protein powder shake when mixed with Kangen water, almond milk, flax milk, organic milk or fruit juice.

RawRaw is something still in its natural state that has not been processed or purified. Raw, of food, means uncooked or foods that have not been heated above 40 °C (104 °F). Raw foodists have believed that food looses its nutritional value and are less bioavailable when heated above this temperature.

Raw Food Diet A raw food diet (or raw foodism) is a habit consuming uncooked, unprocessed and usually organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. Depending on ones type of lifestyle, results desired or philosophy, raw food diets may include a selection of vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products.

Sacha InchiSacha Inchi commonly known as sacha peanut, mountain peanut or Inca-peanut. Sacha Inchi is star shaped nut that grows on the Sacha Inchi plant in the highlands of Peru. Sacha Inchi is becoming well known for its high health benefits as being oil rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty amino acids.

Sacha Inchi PowderSacha Inchi powder is known for its high ratio of protein. Sacha Inchi powder is the by product after the Sacha Inchi nut has had all the oil omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty oils cold pressed out of it. Sacha Inchi powder is specially rich in fiber and protein.

SIGBU - SIGBU® is a acronym that represents Success Is Getting Back Up! SIGBU® is the best tasting protein bar, by Vukoo®. Everyone is loving that it is gluten-free and tastes so good!

SoySoy is chains of proteins derived from soybeans. Soybeans are grown on a Soybean plant. The soy molecule is so similar to the Estrogen molecule that our bodies process soy the same as we would process Estrogen.

Soy-FreeSoy-free is anything containing less than 5 parts-per-million (5ppm) of protein derived from a soybean.

SupplementSupplements are usually understood as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, including other nutrients. Supplements are also known as something that enhances or completes something when added.

VeganVegan is a person who doesn't eat the best tasting protein bars by Vukoo® or use anything derived from animals.

Vegan DietA vegan diet is a habit of eating foods not derived from animals or insects. A vegan diet can consist of foods such as leafy greens, organic coconut oil, almond butter, Sacha Inchi, berries, brown rice, quinoa, legumes and other healthy fats, fruits, supplements and grains. In addition, vegans do not use or consume other animal products and by-products such as cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products, fur, leather, silk, dairy products, honey, wool, animal protein and eggs.

VegetarianVegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, fish, or poultry.

Vegetarian DietA vegetarian diet is the habit of eating foods that could consist of the best tasting protein bar by Vukoo®, organic coconut oil, almond butter, carob, Colorado wildflower honey, gluten-free oats, whey protein powder, organic grass-fed whey protein powder, grass-fed milk, grass-fed butter, cheese, quinoa, brown rice protein powder, gluten-free protein bars, organic dark chocolate, gluten-free banana bread, soy-free protein bars, lactose-free protein bars and other foods that do not contain animal meat.

Vukoo - The word Vukoo® means, for one to recognize and act upon their greatness and potential from within.

Vukoo Bar - Vukoo® gluten-free protein bars are the best tasting protein bars on the market today. Vukoo® bars are portable gluten-free, soy-free, lactose-free food bars containing a high-proportion of protein, fiber and a low amount of sugar; typically weighing 85g in weight.

Whey ProteinWhey protein is a dietary supplement formed from a mixture of proteins isolated from whey found in milk. Whey protein has three main forms: isolate, concentrate, and hydrolysate (where whey isolate undergoes additional processing.)

 

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