Nutrition Bars are fast and easy for many reasons. You’re starving and you can grab and eat or grab and go. You think a bar is a healthier choice in comparison to a cookie or candy bar when you’re hungry. You just worked out or are about to work out and you think you need calories right away. You don’t have time for a meal or want to lose weight and a bar is an easy solution.
All this sounds familiar, right? You may identify with one or several of these scenarios. In this article, I’m going to provide some insight into why bars are good and not so good. I want you to be informed to make the best and healthiest decision for you and your family when you eat bars.
Nutrition bars are technically processed food and if you’ve read other article by me, you will know that I am not a fan of processed food and neither is your body. All that said, I’m going to provide you with the ability to make an informed decision before you eat a bar(s), which one is really is the best and that there is a bar out there that really is good for you.
Not all bars are created equal and very few bars are different from eating any processed snack or meal replacement hunger satisfier. Yes, many have added vitamins or other nutrients, mostly synthetic, but are those statements true? Have you seen the scientific research from the company comparing the bar to medical research data? Are you just taking their word for it? If science and facts and what you put into your body doesn’t matter, then that’s okay but I’ll show you here what to look for and why it might be more important than you think.
Real Research: Clinical studies are essential so look for a bar that proves why it is good for you because of peer reviewed, 3rd party scientific validation that the company is willing to share with you. Many make those statements, but they won’t share the data. That’s a red flag. You should do this for your supplements too. The FDA doesn’t regulate supplement labels and bars are a food supplement. Most everything that states research information is borrowed research and not on the actual product being promoted.
Ingredients Matter: Purity of ingredients is vital. A high proportion of good fats such as phospholipids, omegas, coconut, nuts and seeds, high fiber and low carbohydrates are necessary for satiation, to feel full and satisfied. Phospholipids and omegas are critical for every cell in our bodies. The ideal ratio is approximately 30% good fats, 20% fiber, 20% carbohydrates and 30% protein. No fillers, no preservatives, no additives and no words listed that aren’t pure food and watch for words that actually mean sugar in disguise.
We all need phospholipids and omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 for every cell in our bodies. Pregnant and nursing ladies need phospholipids and omegas even more for cellular health for the baby’s growth and brain health and it is important to be present in breast milk too.
The Best Bar: Nanette Meneses, CEO and founder of Happi Tummi and I have done so much research to find the perfect bar for you. The bar that meets all our criteria IS: Drs G8 Nutrition Bar. It is perfect with real research, tastes great and is so satisfying! Drs Gr8 Nutrition Bar is easy, healthy, satisfying and can used as a meal replacement or terrific snack anytime or on the run. Real nutrition for athletes, dieters, health-conscious, children, seniors, the entire family and anyone who truly wants a healthy, nourishing bar. For more information go to: happitummi.com – Wellness Solutions – Gr8 Bar
Written By: Diane Bokor Sargisian, Certified Health & Nutrition Coach for Happi Tummi