is it worth the calories? or should i eat something nice and not processed? (cheaper too!)
i'm often pretty rushed so i will have one to hold me over in the afternoon some time. they taste really good but i was wondering if i should just bring an apple or yogurt with me...or if there were any better kinds of protein/nutrition bars you would recommend?
i guess some have good protein content... but nutrients, vitamins, etc, i can't comment on. they seem expensive and somewhat over-rated. though they would be easy to eat while walking, etc. a hard-boiled egg is also protein, full of nutrients, quick and easy. team it with some crudites... there are some ideas there. well... my post was useless.
you should try looking in different healthfood/drugstores and compare brands and nutrition information. You will be surprised at how many are almost pure sugar and trans fat plus a few grams of protein and vitamins.
if you can find something low sugar, and high protein that would be best. Protein is filling, sugars give you the energy spike then crash effect.
of course fruit and yogurt is never a bad idea either... simple, inexpensive, convienaite, healthy, cheap :)
i have a new "no junk food" resolution which includes luna bars and "pure protein" bars and "think thin" bars, so i understand your question. i don't think luna bars are bad for you at all; in fact, i think they're totally healthy. it's just that the flavor combination is one that tends to sort of get my sweet tooth going. i hear you, that you need something on-the-go, and actually i think that's the best time to eat them. bec, at least for me, if i were in a room full of atkins advantage and pure protein and luna bars, i'd just eat every last one of them.
i know other people think the vitamins in nutrition bars are dumb, but actually i like that they're there.
I bought some Special K bars after reading how many people just "adore" bars, but sometimes they are so sweet, it takes me over 30 min to eat one. And I have to watch my sugar due to dangers of diabetes. I think they are quite overrated as in the whole granola section, none of them had that good of nutrient values. Probably won't buy them again after I'm done with what I have.
Had my first Clif bar, chocolate and thought it was heavenly. Felt like I was eating a brownie.
Luna bars are tasty and they do have pretty good nutrition
Nutz Over Chocolate is my favorite. If I need a 180 cal snack I'll have one. I like them because they don't mess up my nutritional balance on the Analysis chart.
- High in calcium
- High in iron
- High in manganese
- High in magnesium
- Very high in niacin
- Very high in pantothenic acid
- High in phosphorus
- Very high in riboflavin
- Very high in selenium
- Very high in thiamin
- High in vitamin A
- Very high in vitamin B6
- Very high in vitamin B12
- Very high in vitamin C
- Very high in vitamin E
- High in zinc
Bad points High in sugar (12 grams of sugar)
- Fat - 22.9% (5 grams)
Protein - 22.7% (10 grams)
Carbohydrates - 54.4% (24 grams
I would never say that they're 'healthy' but they aren't unhealthy, at least. They're a good snack.