Protein bars. Everyone loves them. Have you ever had a game, and eaten a protein bar, just to boost up your energy? Well, while protein bars do help with keeping your energy up, they aren't necessarily the healthiest for you. Everyone THINKS they're healthy, but not all of them are. As a matter of fact, a lot of protein bars have lots of sugar in them.
Protein: any nitrogenous organic compound that consists of a large molecule composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and is an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies.
Water is a clear substance that makes up streams, rivers, and oceans. Water is also a key ingredient to all foods. Water also normally consists of many dissolved substances.
There are many different types of minerals that you can find in different foods. You can find calcium in dairy products, iron in meat, and magnesium in whole grain products. You can find phosphorus in many foods, especially dairy products, fish, and meat. You can find potassium in fruits and vegetables. Zinc is found in most foods, too.
Carbohydrates: Body’s main source of energy. They are generally frowned upon, because of what having too many carbs does. But, carbohydrates are an important part of your diet. Carbs give your body glucose which is then converted into energy. So, eating carbs isn’t necessarily bad for you, but eating too much can lead to health issues.
Sodium:the chemical element of atomic number 11, a soft silver-white reactive metal of the alkali metal group. It is also known as salt. Sodium is found in a lot of foods, but too much of it can be very harmful.
ThinkThin Chocolate Strawberry Protein Bar
As you can see, the Oatmega Whey Protein Bar has more health benefits than the ThinkThin Protein Bar
190 calories, 7g fat (2 g saturated fat), 120 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (7 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 14 g protein
Oatmega Whey Protein Bar
Nature Valley Coconut Almond Protein Chewy Bars
As you can see, the Kind bar has more calories, but it has more health benefits than the Nature Valley Protein Bar
Kind Strong & Kind Honey Smoked BBQ
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar Dark Chocolate Almond
The Zone Protein Bar has more calories than the Epic Protein Bar, but the Epic Protein Bar has less saturated fat than the Zone Protein Bar
Epic Bar Bacon
QuestBar Protein Bar Cookies & Cream Flavor
The Soul Sprout Bar has less saturated fat and less carbs than the Quest Protein Bar, which makes the Soul Sprout Bar a better option than the Quest Protein Bar
Soul Sprout Sweet 'N' Salty Sprouted Nut Bar
Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter
The Luna Protein Bar is a better choice than the Pure Protein Bar because it has less calories, less saturated fat, and more fiber.
Luna Protein Mint Chocolate Chip
The GoMacro Bar has less sodium and less sugars than the ProteinPlus Bar, which makes the GoMacro Bar a healthier choice than the ProteinPlus Bar
GoMacro MacroBar Protein Paradise
Simply Protein Bar
Per bar (40 g): 150 calories; fat 5 g (1 g saturated); sodium 180 mg; 16 g carbs; 7 g fiber; 1 g sugars; 15 g protein
The Rise Lemon Cashew Bar has a lot less sodium than the Simply Protein Bar, which makes the Rise Lemon Cashew Bar more healthy than the Simply Protein Bar
Rise Bar Lemon Cashew
Per bar (54 g): 230 calories, 8 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 250 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 10 g sugars, 20 g protein
Balance Protein Bar
With the 22 Days Enlightened Pumpkin Seeds, you have less saturated fat, less sodium, and less carbs than you would get with the Balance Protein Bar
22 Days Enlightened Pumpkin Seeds
Aloha Protein Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
The EXO Protein Bar has less sodium, less carbs, and more fiber than the Aloha Protein Bar which makes the EXO Protein Bars more healthy than the Aloha Protein Bar
EXO Bar Cocoa Nut
Per bar: 200 calories, 6 g fat, 16 g sugar, 12 g protein, 2 g fiber
Odwalla Protein Bar
The ThinkThin Bar has less sugar and calories than the Odwalla Bar, but the Odwalla Bar has more protein and fiber, so they are almost the same with health, but the ThinkThin Bar is more healthy overall.
ThinkThin Protein Nut Bar, Chocolate Coconut Almond