Monday, January 21, 2013

That Protein Bar Has What?!?

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Protein bars have received a lot of media attention and are often perceived as a "go-to" healthy snack or meal replacement option. Though these bars are cloaked under the auspices of health claims like "high protein" or "high fiber," the wrapper doesn't necessarily tell the complete story. Many of these bars are covered in chocolate or sweet syrups, giving them high amounts of sugar and bad fat, and many contain added chemical ingredients in an attempt to reduce calories. Before you buy your next bar, be sure to check out all of its ingredients. When you have a choice in mind, use Bon'App to check sugar, salt, bad fat, fiber, and protein, and how these values fit into your daily intake. The information in the table below can help you pick the bar that is right for you. Don't get stuck with a glorified candy bar loaded with bad fat, sugar and salt!

Brand
Calories
Sugar
Salt
Bad Fat
Fiber
Protein
140
1g
125mg
3g
6g
10g

180
11g
15mg
2g
4g
5g

170
13g
210mg
3g
5g
8g

180
11g
210mg
2g
3g
9g

190
6g
180mg
4g
5g
10g

210
17g
160mg
1g
4g
14g
170
15g
180mg
4g
5g
10g

3 comments:

  1. I you want to get ripped fast then always take a protein bar, maybe thrice a day would be suffice. Its better than eggs that has also protein but it also has high cholesterol and you don't want that.

    Sophie Tyler Neil

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  2. Protein bars are the way to go! I you learn to like it then I'm sure that you'll regret the time that you ate all those chocolate bars. There are also researches that together with proper diet and exercise, consumption of protein bars help remove belly fat.

    Isabel Robertson Allen

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  3. No wonder I didn't reach my weight loss goals. I've been taking these before and after I exercise. It's quite embarrassing because I've been working out for months now, preparing for a date. She didn't even notice the change in my body.

    - Alexander

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