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Are Fiber One Bars Good For You?

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There are several types of Fiber One bars:

  • Chewy Bars (35% of daily value fiber or 9 grams of fiber per serving)
  • Protein Chewy Bars (20% of daily value fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving)
  • Trail Mix Chewy Bars (35% of daily value fiber or 9 grams of fiber per serving)
  • 90 Calorie Chewy Bars (20% of daily value fiber or 5 grams of fiber per serving)
  • Meal Bar (9 grams of fiber & 10 grams of protein per serving)

What are the Pros and Cons of Fiber One bars? [Read more →]

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Where to Buy Quest Bars?

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While Quest bars are available at local stores, you can buy them cheaper online from:
- Quest Nutrition
- Puritan’s Pride

 

 

 

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Are Quest Bars Healthy?

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UPDATE (April 2016): My follow up post on why Quest bars are no longer healthy –> Top 5 Quest Protein Bar Alternatives

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What are Quest Bars?
Quest bars are low carb protein bars.

There are 2 lines of Quest bars which are nearly identical in terms of nutritional profile except for types of sweeteners used:
- Original line: sweetened with lo han guo (monk fruit) and sucralose
- Natural line: sweetened with stevia and erythritol




Summary of Quest Bars Nutritional Profile [Read more →]

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Are Granola Bars Healthy?

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Granola bars are popular snacks due to their convenience and portability. Whether you are traveling, hiking or simply looking for a quick bite, granola bars come in handy when hunger strikes. They are easy to grab when you are rushing out of the door in the morning or when you have no time to prepare breakfast.

With so many choices available, choosing healthy granola bars can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Most of them are nothing more than candy bars in disguise.

By reading nutrition labels carefully, you can find healthier granola bars. Pay attention to the ingredient list and nutrition facts. Here’s what to look out for… [Read more →]

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3 Healthy Granola Bars

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Granola bars are handy to eat on the go when you have no time to prepare breakfast. They are also a quick, easy and healthy snack alternative to chips, fries, candy bars and cookies, if you choose the right ones.

Avoid granola bars with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, artificial additives, excessive sugar or sugar alcohols,  and soy protein. I suggest you look for granola bars with simple ingredients, preferably raw and organic.

Here are my 3 favourite healthy granola bars… [Read more →]

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Are Luna Bars Healthy?

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What are Luna Bars?
Luna bars are nutrition bars specially created for women. They are formulated with vitamins and minerals, especially the “Core 4″ nutrients ie. calcium,  vitamin D, iron and folic acid, that women need but often lack in order to maintain overall health.

Can Men Eat Luna Bars?
Yes, men can eat Luna bars. Bear in mind that these bars are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of women.

Summary of Luna Bars Nutritional Profile [Read more →]

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Are CLIFF Bars Healthy?

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CLIF Bar offers several lines of nutrition bars:

  • CLIF Bar – original energy bars
  • CLIF Builder’s – protein bars
  • CLIF Crunch – granola bars
  • CLIF Kid – snack bars for kids
  • CLIF Kit’s Organic – organic fruit and nut bars
  • CLIF Mojo – trail mix bars
  • Luna Bar, Luna Fiber and Luna Protein – bars for women

Which type of CLIFF bars that you choose would depend [Read more →]

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Are Think Thin Bars Healthy?

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There are 2 types of Think Thin bars:
(1) High Protein
(2) High Proten + Fiber

We’ll take a look at the nutrition facts and ingredients of each type of Think Thin bars to determine what’s good and bad about them… [Read more →]

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Are Protein Bars A Good Late Night Snack?

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Protein bars can be a great snack for satisfying late night sweet cravings. They are healthier alternatives to candy bars, if you know how to pick the right ones.

Unfortunately, most protein bars are loaded with sugars, carbs and junk ingredients. Choosing a healthy protein bar can be overwhelming and confusing as there are so many brands and types out there. The key is to read the nutrition label and ingredients.

Here’s what to look out for… [Read more →]

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What Are The Best Protein Bars?

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Protein bars are a convenient snack to have late at night, in between meals or when you are on the go. Since most of them are loaded with sugar, carbs and junk ingredients, it is important to read the nutrition labels to avoid buying protein bars that are nothing more than glorified candy bars.

When choosing a healthy protein bar, make sure it contains: [Read more →]

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