Nutrition bars are packaged as breakfast bars, snack bars, protein bars and granola bars. They are also available in supermarkets, gas stations and health food stores. It can be confusing to pick the ones that are the best and healthiest for you. You want the bar to fill you up without an extreme let down thirty minutes after you have eaten it. Look at the ingredients listed on the label to determine which is a good bar to purchase.
The ideal bar should only have between three and eight ingredients and they should be items that you recognize. Check to make sure there are not any artificial sweeteners that have been added. If there are few ingredients and they are easily identifiable, then the nutrition bar is probably going to be a good selection.
You will also want to compare the amount of protein, the carbohydrates, the fat source, sugar and fiber contents. Depending on the type of diet or nutrition plan you are on, choose a bar that is high in protein and low in sugar content. The fat source of the bar should not be from anything that is hydrogenated. Instead the source should be from nut butter, palm oil or a coconut butter. Vegetable oils should be avoided as a source of the fat content.
The sugar content should be from natural sources such as dates, honey or maple syrup. These will give the bar a sweet flavor that is both healthy and nutrient rich. Stay away from bars that use sugar and additives to make them taste good, instead stick with the natural ingredients. The fiber content does not have to be high but it should include a few grams for balance.
Choose a nutrition bar that has real food ingredients which makes them nutritionally satisfying, good tasting and easy to digest. Bars that include low quality and artificial ingredients can be extremely hard to digest. There are a number of good choices for you. Stick with the nutrition bars that are easy for you to digest, fit in with your own fitness plan and give you a full, satisfied feeling.