How to Pick A Nutrition Bar
Nutrition bars have evolved from the sticky, tasteless, beige blocks of calories and nutrients born in the 90’s. These days, it’s easy to find lots of organic, tasty options that contain ingredients ranging from nuts and chocolate to bison meat and cranberries.
There are a lot of products out there, and not all are created with equal quality and nutritional value.
You’ll want the ingredients to be whole foods with only a few ingredients present. Eat real food for meals and chow down on food bars that are organically sourced and all natural for a healthy snack choice.
If you’re reaching for a bar as a high-energy snack, stick to something near 200 calories that contains both protein and fiber.
Take a look at the ingredients label (#ReadTheLabel). Protein and energy bars full of chemicals, added flavors, and modified ingredients should turn you off immediately. I want the vitamins and minerals in my bar to come naturally from the foods that make it since that’s how your body will most easily absorb the nutrients, that’s why we created RaiseYourBar. Your body already knows how to process whole foods, but if you’re ingesting synthetic nutrients made in a laboratory they’ll most likely become body waste.
Ingredients to be wary of? Industrial processed oils like soybean, corn, and palm kernel oil; and preservatives.
One more thing—figure out if you’re noshing on an actual food bar or if you’re just biting into a glorified candy bar by examining the sugar content and source on the nutrition label (#ReadTheLabel). All of the sugar and carb grams should come from natural sugars not processed lab sugars.
If you’re looking for a fast, inexpensive, and easy way to get your necessary nutrition, nutrition bars can be an awesome choice–as long as you pay attention to what they’re made of.