Protein bars can often-times be glorified candy bars, so beware! Some of them can pack as much sugar and saturated fat than your favorite candy. Dr. Oz comes to the rescue, and shares his protein bar rules and which maybe the right one for you!
Here are the rules when deciding on which protein bar to eat;
- 10g Protein or mote.
- Less than 15g if sugar.
- Less than 4g saturated fat.
- Under 350 calories.
Some protein bars don’t even contain protein! and others have more than your daily servings of sugar for the day. Make sure you are looking at the nutrition labels before you take a bite.
Now, depending on what your goals are will determine which protein bar is right for you. Dr. OZ gives his advice on which one is right for you with 3 categories; Weight loss, energy, or just a snack.
If you are looking to lose weight, you will need some fiber in your bar of choice, to help you stay full longer without taking in a lot of calories. 9 grams of fiber or more, and if you are not regular going to the bathroom, this will definitely help you out.
Quest bar – coconut 17g of fiber.
FiberOne – chocolate peanut butter, 9g of fiber.
Need a pick me up, or some energy before you go on your run, choose a protein bar that has 20g of carbs in it.
Vega Sport – Chocolate Saviseed, 28g carbs.
Zing – Almond Blueberry, 23h carbs.
Looking for something to hold off those hunger-pains until your next meal? If so, choose a protein bar that has less than 200 calories.
Balance – Dark Chocolate Coconut, 180 calories.
Grab1 – Cranberry Almond, 190 calories.
As for my protein bar of choice, I love Gogii’s chocolate peanut butter caramel crisp! It’s so delicious and gluten-free. It has 220 calories and 20g of protein. What’s your fave go to protein bar?