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10 Healthy Protein Bars v.s 10 Unhealthy Protein Bars

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Interesting fact-Oats and rye were weeds that evolved to imitate wheat and barley to confuse farmers, and only later were farmed on purpose.

For a 2,000-calorie diet, the USDA recommends a total of 6 ounces of grains each day.

Getting the recommended amounts of grain can help manage your body weight by filling you up stabilize blood sugar levels improve your mood promote healthy brain function in learning and help maintain stronger bones 





Many foods that consist mainly of refined carbohydrates cause your blood sugar to go up rapidly but in the end drop again soon after when we become low and nutrients they then  become harmful and fattening. Eating too much can cause negative effects to physical health

Grains

Carbohydrates are what  give your cells energy to function properly depriving yourself of grains can cause yourself to have less energy and make you less active and cause your blood sugar levels to drop below the normal range which can lead hypoglycemia

Eating a diet with the right amounts of fruit can be linked to improved health for many reasons. Fruits are packed with the needed vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. These have also been linked to decreasing the chances of chronic diseases.



According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should consume between five and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This is equivalent to about 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups daily, depending on the amount of calories you need to consume for your weight and level of activity.

While loading diet with fruit may seem like a good idea, to much of any good thing is bad. The benefits are getting your recommended servings of fiber,vitamins and antioxidants. What we don't realize is that fruit is high in a sugar known as fructose. While it is coming from a healthy source your intake of any form of sugars should be regulated.

Interesting Fact About Fruit- Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.


Fruits

Fruits provide a multitude of recommended nutrients that include vitamin A,C,K and the B-complex vitamins. These vitamins are crucial for maintaining good health and bodily function. Depriving yourself of these can cause increases likelihood of  health conditions related to nutritional deficiencies in one or more nutrients. Eating too little fruit can cause Cancer,Scurvy,Anemia and Heart Disease. 



Getting the right amount of calcium can be very beneficial to health. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly.

Aim for 3 dairy servings (about 3 cups) of low-fat milk products each day.

FUn fact about dairy- Cows eat about 100 pounds of food every day and drink 50 gallons of water.

Too much dairy products which include cheese,milk,butter and yogurt can contribute significant quantities of cholesterol and saturated fats in your diet. Diets rich in fats especially saturated can increase risks of heart disease and other serious health conditions

Dairy 

Insufficient dietary calcium can increase chances of bone thinning and fractures which is connected to osteoporosis. The loss of bone mass which can lead to osteopenia. Calcium's role in the body is significantly important to maintaining the strength, growth and repair of bones. Functioning as an electrolyte, calcium supplies the chemical energy that triggers contractions of the heart muscle and other muscles in your body.

Fun fact about Meat(protein)- After water, protein is the most plentiful substance in the body.

To meet these recommendations, you should consume approximately 5 to 6 ounces of protein foods -- such as meat, nuts, eggs or beans -- per day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 Getting the right amount of protein is crucial to maintaining good health. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. 

Many studies that the consumption of too much meat can be very bad for your health.  People who live on diets like this are in 20 percent more likely to develop cancer especially when consuming significant amounts of red meats.

Meats And Beans

Everyone has a unique protein intake limit  for a variety of reasons. This can vary with your height age and physical activity such as exercise. Voice to Text Oakley most people at most need 30 to 42 grams per meal. you getting too much and it makes it hard for your body to use it the right way such as Building and repairing muscle .If you consistently don't get enough protein in your body it can have negative effects on your health

Getting the right amounts of Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a superfood!

According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should consume between five and 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Vegetables are extremely nutrient dense which is why they are most  recommended for maintaining good health. they provide lots of nutrients and in the relatively small number of calories. there are no statistical limitations of how much vegetables you should consume so eating freely is okay as long as you have a variety of consume veggies.

Vegetable 

Most common initial adverse effects of not getting enough vegetables is a vitamin and mineral deficiency. You need this because they assist with the production of energy inside of the body ,blood clotting, keeping skin and eyes healthy and wound healing.

Fun fact about veggeis- Avocados Are Fruits. Avocados have seeds, so that makes them fruits. 

fun fact about fat-The average person is made up of between 15 and 30 percent fat!

According to her, the daily recommended intake of cooking oil for an adult is about 20g which is about 4 teaspoons. This intake is the same for both males and females

The negative effects  of consuming too much oils in your diet.  why there are some oils necessary to your diet consuming large amounts can be detrimental to your health. the three areas in particular that concern the regard to lipid consumption are Obesity,cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer

Oils 

While consuming too much fat can lead to bad health and weight gain that is necessary in our diet to function as people. The good fats are made up of unsaturated fats that include polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Your body needs these good fats to produce energy so that the body can function properly.To keep this balance one should always regulate their good and bad  fat consumption.

Quest S'mores 

180 calories, 20 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 23 grams carbs (13 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $25

21g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, 1g Sugars, 14g Dietary Fiber, 190 Calories, 7g Fat No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol, Sucralose and Stevia Contains Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Almonds and Natural Flavors All Natural, Gluten and Soy Free

quest apple pie

190 calories, 20 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 23 grams carbs (14 grams fiber)   

12 Bars For $24

No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol, Sucralose and Stevia Contains Apples, Cinnamon, Almonds and Natural Flavors All Natural, Gluten and Soy Free

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Cookies & Cream

190 calories, 21 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 20 grams carbs (14 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $25 

21g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, 1g Sugars, 15g Dietary Fiber, 200 Calories, 8g Fat No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol, Sucralose and Stevia Contains Cocoa Butter, Almonds, Coconut Oil and Natural Flavors All Natural, Gluten and Soy Free



grenade caramel chaos 

210 calories, 23 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 20 grams carbs (7 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $27 

High protein bar-over 23 g of protein Low Carbs and High Protein Informed Choice approved and accredited Contains only 1g of sugar and 1g of high impact carbs Perfect high protein low carb snack

Good Protein bars

QUEST MINT CHOCOLATE CHUNK

190 calories, 20 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 21 grams carbs (15 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $22

20g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, <1g Sugars, 16g Dietary Fiber, 200 Calories, 8g Fat No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol, Sucralose and Stevia Contains Cocoa, Cocoa Butter, Almonds, Coconut Oil, Peppermint Oil and Natural Flavors




detour simple chocolate chip 

210 calories, 20 grams protein, 5 grams fat, 25 grams carbs (6 grams fiber)

9 Bars For $11

 Real ingredients covered in a delicious chocolate coating and a rich caramel layer, topped off with chocolate chips 10g of protein per bar Healthy dose of fiber Non-GMO, gluten free, nothing artificial Men's Health magazine #1 rated protein bar

SOURCE BAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH

230 calories, 20 grams protein, 9 grams fat, 25 grams carbs (12 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $30

Sourcewell Nutrition produces protein bars every few months to ensure you're consistently getting the freshest bars on the market. Unlike the majority of popular protein bars available today, Source Bars are made with grass-fed whey protein from New Zealand, making them creamier, softer and leaving a pleasant finish on the palate.

double chocolate chunk 

180 calories, 20 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 23 grams carbs (13 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $24 

Double Chocolate Chunk Bars are great by themselves but can also be baked into a delicious meal, dessert or breakfast treat. 20g Protein, 4g Net Carbs, <1g Sugars, 14g Dietary Fiber, 180 Calories, 7g Fat No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol and Stevia Contains Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Almonds 


GRENADE CHOCOLATE CREAM

220 calories, 23 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 20 grams carbs (7 grams fiber)

12 Bars For $30 

High protein bar-over 23 g of protein Low carbs and high protein Informed choice approved and accredited Contains only 1g of sugar and 1g of high impact carbs Perfect high protein low carb snack

Continued Good protein bars 


DETOUR SIMPLE SALTED CARAMEL COOKIE DOUGH

230 calories, 20 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 22 grams carbs (6 grams fiber)

20g of protein per bar Healthy dose of fiber Non-GMO, gluten free, nothing artificial Men's Health magazine #1 rated protein bar

odwalla banana Nut

 This bar doesn’t offer much protein compared to other varieties and instead it contains a whopping 17g of sugar. That’s far too much sugar for any health snack. Look for the Sweet & Salty Almond bar by Odwalla instead for 9 fewer grams of sugar.


ThinkThin Caramel Fudge

ThinkThin bars promote a lack of sugar in their products, but there’s plenty of sugar alcohol (a reduced-calorie sweetener that sometimes causes gastric distress). On top of that, this Caramel Fudge bar has 300mg of sodium! That’s more than two servings of potato chips

Odwalla Lemon zest

 this bar tastes great, but it shouldn’t be your first choice for a protein bar. Vitamin D2 and other difficult-to-process minerals and vitamins bog this bar down alongside a bunch of soy, which some people, like those with thyroid disorders, need to watch more than others

Kashi Go Lean Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate: This unhealthy protein bar is yet another sugar offender with 17g of sugar per bar. A simple and healthier choice would be Kashi’s Cherry Dark Chocolate bar. It’s tasty and only has 8g of sugar instead.

 Clif Chocolate Almond Fudge

this bar will hit you with 23g of sugar and 250 calories. Choose the Clif Crunch Honey Oat Instead for a healthier amount of both sugar and calories

Bad Protein bars

Powerbar Harvest Energy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

If you thought 17g of sugar in the Odwalla bar was bad, take a look at the Power Bar Harvest Energy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. This bar packs in 22g of sugar and 250 calories 

Pure Protein S’mores

This bar will leave you with nearly 300 calories, 31g of carbohydrates, 8g of fat, and 21g of sugar between the sugar and sugar alcohol. Choose Pure Protein’s Chewy Chocolate Chip for less of all of this.

 Met-RX Big 100 Colossal Brownie

This fudgy “health” food carries 390 calories, 330mg of sodium, 12g of fat, and 18g of sugar. A smarter Met-RX choice than the Big 100 would be the NOS Pumped Chocolate Mixed Berry. It’ll save you in calories, fat, and sugar.

 NuGO Organic Bar Double Dark Chocolate

We have to give this bar credit for being both organic and vegan, but 15g of sugar per bar isn’t doing anyone any favors

Larabar Key Lime Pie: This dessert of a bar contains 24g of sugar and just 4g of protein. Balance those numbers slightly better by choosing the Larabar Peanut Butter & Jelly.