FAQ’s

1. What makes Sneaky Pete’s so special?

Sneaky Pete’s is the first refreshing oat based beverage, which tastes great.  Now there is a refreshing way to easily get the fiber your body needs in a great tasting, fruit flavored, heart healthy, oat based beverage that is low in calories and all natural.  Sneaky Pete’s contains 3 grams of dietary oat fiber in each 12 ounce bottle.

2. Why are oats good for your health?

Scientific studies have concluded that oats contain a special kind of soluble fiber that has been found to be especially effective in lowering cholesterol.

3. What is the difference between grain and fiber?

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, corn, or another cereal is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal and grits are all grain products. There are two main types of grain products: whole grains and refined grains.  Whole grains contain the entire grain – the bran, germ and endosperm. Examples include whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, brown rice and bulgur. Dietary fiber is sourced from whole grains, and as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.  The oat bran concentrate in Sneaky Pete’s provides 3g of dietary fiber and 2g of soluble fiber per bottle.

4. Why are grain and fiber so important to the body?

Eating whole grains provides important health benefits: Whole grains are generally good sources of dietary fiber; most refined (processed) grains contain little fiber. Dietary fiber from whole grains, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber-containing foods such as whole grains help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.  This benefit helps in managing your weight.

5. How does Sneaky Pete’s help me with my fiber intake?

Sneaky Pete’s contains 3grams of Fiber in every bottle, which is equal to eating a bowl of oatmeal.  Over 50% of adults and 90% of children do not take in the daily fiber they need.  Read the nutrition facts panel on food labels to determine how much fiber is in the food you are choosing.  The FDA recommends 25 grams of daily dietary fiber are needed by adults who consume 2,000 calories per day.  30 grams of daily dietary fiber are suggested for adults who consume 2,500 calories per day.  The following USDA link shows specific fiber requirement guidelines by age and gender:

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/Appendices.pdf

6. Do I need to shake and refrigerate Sneaky Pete’s before I drink?

It is recommended you shake your Sneaky Pete’s beverage prior to drinking.  This ensures that all of the heart healthy soluble fiber will be dissolved.  Sneaky Pete’s can be stored at room temperature.  It is recommended that you should refrigerate Sneaky Pete’s after you open the bottle.  Consumers enjoy this beverage in many ways.  Serve cold if you are trying to quench your thirst.  Serve warm if you are looking for soothing comfort.  Enjoy at room temperature for those of you who just can’t wait to taste Sneaky Pete’s.

7. How much fiber is in Sneaky Pete’s?

Sneaky Pete’s contains a total of 3 grams of dietary oat fiber in each 12 ounce bottle.  2 grams are heart healthy soluble fiber.

8. What is the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber?

Fiber is classified as soluble or insoluble. When eaten regularly as part of a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, soluble fiber has been associated with improved diet and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.  Soluble or viscous fibers modestly reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol beyond levels achieved by a diet low in saturated and trans fats and cholesterol alone. Oats have the highest proportion of soluble fiber of any grain. Foods high in soluble fiber include oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries and apple pulp. Sneaky Pete’s contains soluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk and slower progression of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals. Dietary fiber can make you feel full, so you may eat fewer calories. Foods high in insoluble fiber include whole-wheat breads, wheat cereals, wheat bran, rye, rice, barley, most other grains, cabbage, beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, turnips, cauliflower and apple skin.

9. How is Sneaky Pete’s able to make fiber taste so good?

Sneaky Pete’s has developed a unique formula and production process, that includes using all natural ingredients and flavors that when combined make a great tasting, heart healthy beverage.  We blend filtered water, natural sweeteners and oat bran concentrate to create a delicious, fruit flavored beverage that is refreshing, all natural, low in calories that also contains 3 grams of fiber.

10. Why is fiber so good for your health?

Dietary fiber helps you feel full faster and longer; it also aids digestion and helps prevent constipation.  Fiber comes only from plant foods (fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains) and grain fiber is thought to protect against digestive cancers more than other forms of fiber.

11. How do oats help reduce cholesterol?

People all over the United States have confirmed in a real-life setting what scientific studies have shown – that including oats in a diet actually works to help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol without lowering the good cholesterol your body needs.  Oats have a high proportion of soluble fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol to lower the risk of heart disease, when combined with a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol.  Oats were the first whole grain recognized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce cholesterol.  In fact, the FDA approved the first-ever food specific health claim for oats (oatmeal) because of its heart-healthy benefits when used in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

12. What type of sugar or sweetener does Sneaky Pete’s use in their formula?

Sneaky Pete’s uses Stevia Extract, Erythritol, and Evaporated Cane Juice (all natural sweeteners) to create a delicious and smooth tasting fruit flavor in each of Apples Away, Peach Perfection, Grape Escape, Raspberry Beret, and Mango Mystique.  Look for new flavors to be introduced shortly!

13. What is Erythritol, and why is it used?

Erythritol is a natural sweetener.  Erythritol occurs naturally in some fruits and fermented foods.  It is 60–70% as sweet as table sugar yet it is almost non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is partially absorbed by the body.

14. Why are the calories of Sneaky Pete’s so low when there are 22g of carbs listed on the label?  I thought that every gram of carbohydrate was 4 calories.

There are different sources of carbohydrates in Sneaky Pete’s.  Sneaky Pete’s contains a non-caloric natural sweetener called erythritol .  It is a sugar alcohol that is included in the total carbohydrate  value the label. Since the human body does not convert erythritol to energy or fat, it contributes no calories to the beverage.  One bottle contains 12g of erythritol, which should be subtracted from the total carbohydrate value to calculate the final calorie count.

15. Who is Sneaky Pete?  Who is Pop?

Sneaky Pete is “Pete” J. Stilianessis.  He is the CEO and founder of Sneaky Pete’s Beverage LLC, which has developed an innovative, ground breaking all natural refreshing health drink which has its roots tied to an old family recipe. “Pop” is Pete’s grandfather, who developed the original recipe and shared with “Pete,” when Pete was a young boy.

16. Is Sneaky Pete’s kosher & vegan?

Yes.  Sneaky Pete’s is certified both Kosher (OU) and vegan.  Our bottle will promote these certifications.

17. Where can I purchase Sneaky Pete’s?

Sneaky Pete’s is in the process of placing its products in many markets throughout the US.  Because Sneaky Pete’s is a new beverage, it might take time to get placed into your local store.  If Sneaky Pete’s is not available in your store, you can place your order on our website (www.sneakypetesbeverage.com) or call us at 1-800-959-0000.  Anyone who wants Sneaky Pete’s will be able to get it.

18. How do daily fiber requirements differ for adults & children?

Daily fiber requirements for adults and children vary.  It is recommended that you consult the daily fiber requirements as published by the Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”), or consult with a health care professional to determine how much fiber is right for you.

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/Appendices.pdf

19. Is Sneaky Pete’s “All Natural”?

All of the ingredients used in Sneaky Pete’s are natural.

20. Can I contact Sneaky Pete’s?

Yes, we would love to hear from you. If you have a question, comment or if you just want to tell us how much you love your Sneaky Pete’s “Oatstanding” beverage, you can go to our web page to submit your correspondence.  You can also join our facebook page at www.facebook.com/sneakypetesbev or our twitter page at www.twitter.com/sneakypetesbev.  For personal inquiries, you can reach us at: 1-800-959-0000.

21. How many Sneaky Pete’s beverages can I drink a day?

There is no prescribed limit on how many bottles of Sneaky Pete’s an adult or a child can consume on a daily basis.  Since daily fiber requirements differ for adults and children, common sense would dictate that adults have a higher daily fiber requirement than children and therefore adults may be in a position to consume more bottles of Sneaky Pete’s than children.  Please consult the FDA or USDA Guidelines or speak to a healthcare professional about what amount of fiber is just right for you.

22. Does Sneaky Pete’s contain any artificial colors or flavors?

Sneaky Pete’s does not contain any artificial colors or artificial flavors.

23. Can I recycle Sneaky Pete’s bottle?

Our plastic bottles are made with PET plastic are Bisphenol A (BPA) free and are fully recyclable.

24. Can Sneaky Pete’s help you lose weight?

In combination with exercise and a healthy diet, Sneaky Pete’s can be part of a regimen that can help you lose weight.  As a low calorie beverage that contains heart healthy fiber, Sneaky Pete’s would be a perfect addition to any fitness program.  Sneaky Pete’s formula contains 3g of dietary fiber.  Dietary fiber can help curb hunger and help you feel satisfied, which can help minimize cravings for food and snacks. Research suggests that people who have higher intakes of fiber tend to have healthier body weights.

25. Will Sneaky Pete’s aid my digestive health?

The most recognized benefit of fiber is its important role in keeping the digestive system running smoothly. Fiber adds bulk to help move food through the digestive tract, which promotes regularity.  Along with regular exercise and plenty of water, fiber plays an important part in maintaining digestive health.  Sneaky Pete’s is a great way for you to support digestive health.