Are Protein Bars Good For You? 5 Things To Look For

As a fitness trainer, I’m often asked about protein bars. Are they actually good for us? Which ones should I eat?

I tell my clients that bars are a good substitute as a post-workout meal or as a snack. This is especially true when you’re on the go and don’t know when you will have your next meal. I also tell them to keep one handy in the glove compartment or their purse in case they get stuck somewhere and can’t get to eat real food. However, we shouldn’t rely on them to replace whole food.

There are so many bars on the market that it can be overwhelming and difficult to choose the right one. What differentiates one bar from the next is the calorie count, the ingredients, the amount of sugar, protein, fat, and carbs.

1. Look For The Calories And The Serving Size

For example, the label might read two hundred fifty calories but the serving size is half of a bar. If you eat the whole

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