I have read some conflicting information on protein bars on this site. Can anyone reading this try to give a pro and/or con. Trying to see what the general consensus is.
Thread: Pros and Cons of Protein Bars
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There are some that are acceptable since they contain quality protein (whey) and carbohydrate sources (oat, rice, etc...).
Then there are others that contain tons of sugars (malto, dex, etc...) and sugar alcohols as well as poor quality protein sources (collagen).It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Because I am away from my apartment all day (from 7am to 8pm), I rely on whatever I bring with me to work for food. I walk 2 miles to work (and another 2 more back) so bulky foods is not really appealing... so I rely on protein bars to get me through my day.
Making your own, as recommended above, is a great idea (I make my own veggie burgers). I like zone, balance, lo-carb snickers marathon, and kashi bars. I eat one every three hours or so, and, at most, three a day (usually two, three if I'm in a rush in the morning and don't make eggs).
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Protein doesnt grow in the form of a delicious chocolatey bar off a tree. Most protein when dried, are in a powderish form, especially whey.
To make it into a bar, they use glue. Do you want to eat glue?
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03-11-2008, 01:03 PM #13
Protein bars are, unfortunately, basically junk food. I would eat them, if they were just pure quality protein, carb and fat mixtures. But as noone would buy suck that tasteless crap i eat, they have to add different ingriedients to make it saleable. As different companyes compete in the market, wins that, who has the best tasting bar, because people prefer it.
03-11-2008, 01:20 PM #14
good replies. power bars are highly processed foods. the balance peanut yogurt honey bar tastes absolutely amazing and i could eat 100 of them...but they are not good nutrition. 3g's of sat fat, 6g's of fat, 200 calories isnt the end of the world --but after i down 3 of them in 2 hours all of a sudden ive eaten 9g's of sat fat, 18g's of fat, and 600 crap calories....not good for abs IMO.REPS TO Ravishing_Rick, TheBatemen FOR LIFE
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