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Healthy Energy Bar – How Healthy Is Your Favorite Energy Bar?

2010 May 22
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by Alan

In our effort to be healthier and lose body fat, many of us have started grabbing meal replacement shakes or nutrition bars to help us stay away from the vending machine and drive thru windows at the local fast food restaurant. However, have you ever read the ingredients of those so-called healthy energy bars? Many health and protein bars are actually more like candy bars than a healthy snack.

You can’t read the front of the package to tell the difference in these bars because they want you to think they are actually good for you, you’ll need to read the list of ingredients on the label. Skip the beautiful natural looking farms and natural looking ingredients on the front of the label and read the back to see what kind of junk these food manufacturers are really putting in them. Once you know what to look for, you’ll see that most of them are not even remotely nutritious or even good for you.

In addition to containing a lot of sugar and artificial sweeteners and probably some kind of chemical preservative, they don’t taste good and often have an unpleasant after-taste. Ingredients are listed from highest to lowest content. If the first ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, or hydrogenated oils and end with artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, they are no better for you than the candy bars in the machines or down the candy aisle in the grocery store. The more processed the ingredients are, the fewer health benefits they contain. Simple is best.

Healthy energy bars taste better and provides the vitamins and minerals you thought you were getting from the other bars. Many of the best health bars have just a few ingredients. Read more about these kind of bar in an upcoming post.

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