Our Story

A Note from the Founder

For years, I worked in Silicon Valley, rushing from meeting to meeting with little time for meals. Naturally my gut health suffered. I ate a lot of bars, but just because I worked in tech doesn’t mean I wanted to eat high-tech chemicals. So I tested and tweaked, and came up with the first natural nutrition bar specifically designed for gut health. Human Food Bar has seven kinds of prebiotic fiber, all from sources time-tested by hunter-gatherer tribes. Add dark chocolate, coconut, and almonds, and it’s a bar worth going out of your way for—but you can get it sent right to your home.

Remy Tennant

Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Tribes That Thrive

The world’s last hunter-gatherer tribes are Tanzania’s Yazda and Venezuela’s Yanamami. They are lean, fit and energetic, and do not suffer from the myriad chronic diseases that plague westerners. Visitors are consistently struck by how much they smile and laugh. What’s their secret?

Stanford and NYU scientists discovered that their microbiomes, the worlds of microbes inside us all, are far more diverse than our own. So we found out what those tribes were eating: fruits, seeds, nuts, and roots with a diversity of fiber plus resistant starch for short chain fatty acid production. Then we put them all in a bar so good you can’t resist it.

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Ingredients That Grow

Baobab fruit. Green bananas. Tiger nuts. Chicory root. If you’re like many westerners, this is the first time you’ve heard of these ancient tribal foods. They might sound funny, but their health benefits are no joke. Thanks to expert help from nutritionists and food scientists, Human Food Bar has them all, tastes great, and just happens to be low sugar, keto, vegan, and lectin-free.

A Thumbs-Up That Counts

In 2017, Dr. Steven Gundry M.D. published his NY Times bestselling gut health book The Plant Paradox. It’s got an ultra-short list of nutrition bars, and Human Food Bar proudly made the cut. In 2023 the bar was reformulated based on the latest advances in nutrition science. HFB is ideal for anyone who wants to keep it healthy without compromising on taste, including folks on plant-based, keto, lectin-free and paleo diets.

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Our Gut-Level Commitment

While we’re proud to provide you with bars that are naturally sourced and taste great, we’re also working hard for positive social and environmental change. Because even the wildest success is meaningless, if it happens in a world we can’t live in.

We donate 1% of all profits to the Hazda Fund, the Dorobo Fund, and the Good Project, to support the Hazda and Yanomami tribes.

Our warehouses use all available energy efficient technologies, such as LED lighting, and our shipping boxes are made from 100% recycled materials and printed with soy-based ink. We offer carbon-neutral shipping via CarbonClick.

We’re currently certified GMO-free, and will be organic and fair trade certified by the end of 2023.

To good health,

Remy Tennant

Founder, Human Food Bar