Thursday, July 25, 2013

Which Bar is Right for Me?

Many customers are regularly asking me in the grocery store which bar is healthiest or which bars to avoid.  Many so-called natural or healthy bars can be packed with sugar.  So here are some suggestions for picking a healthy bar. 
First thing is to look at the ingredient list.  When the list goes on and on, it is probably loaded with a lot of extra ingredients that are processed or unnatural.  In addition, this may also be a red flag for added sugars and saturated fats.  Yogurt bars are also quite deceiving, and is not real yogurt but added sugar or a saturated fat.  So, checking to make sure the first ingredient is a wholesome ingredient like oats, instead of sugar.
Fiber is also important to be included in a bar, at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.  This will increase long-term energy to help fuel your workouts.  However, be sure to avoid eating a high fiber bar right before the workout, to allow adequate digestion.
A healthy bar should have around 200 calories, 15 grams of protein and low added sugars. 

Here are my top favorites.. :-)

      FREE Sample of Good Greens Bar
Not a bar person? The best recovery drink after a workout or moderate activity is a glass of chocolate milk! Enjoy the day!

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