Navigating Nutrition Bars

WHAT ARE THE BEST NUTRITION BARS?

Nutrition bars are quick and easy snack options – however, it is important to read the food labels in order to choose the most nutritious one.

Follow these tips when it comes to choosing a healthier bar:

  • Choose one that is made with whole grains.
  • Choose one with protein (shoot for >5 grams)
  • Choose one that contains fiber (shoot for >3 grams)
  • Choose one that contains little to no added sugars
  • Choose ones sweetened with fruit (these are natural sugars, which are OK)
  • Avoid ones that have sugar, cane sugar, maple syrup, etc. as a main ingredient (limit to <4 grams/bar)
  • Choose one with 0 trans fat and little to no saturated fat

HEALTHIER BRANDS TO TRY

  • Lara Bars
  • RX Bars
  • Perfect Bars
  • Kashi
  • Cascadian Farms
  • Kind Bar
  • Simply Protein Bars
  • Quest Bars
  • Oatmega Bars
  • Health Warrior Chia Bars
  • ProBar
  • Oadwalla Bars
  • Zone Bar
  • Think Thin Protein Bar
  • Fit Crunch Bar

 


Sources:

  1. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diet-nutrition/changing-habits-better-health
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