Beware Sugar Content When Choosing a Protein Bar

Beware Sugar Content When Choosing a Protein Bar
Posted on March 29, 2017: Health & Nutrition

Make sure your protein bar isn't also a candy bar. Here's what to look for when selecting the right protein bar for your diet.

If you've decided to boost your protein intake, you've made a great decision. There are a wide range of studies that show high-protein diets have positive benefits in terms of weight maintenance and metabolic health. Protein helps reduce hunger/cravings, increase muscle mass, boost metabolism, and increase fat burning.

If you're looking for a simple, grab-and-go way to get extra protein, bars (as opposed to powders or lengthy meat preparation) are an excellent, tasty way to go. Unfortunately, the vast majority of protein bars seems tasty because they rival a Snickers bar in terms of total sugar, calories and fat. It's why we are now excited to offer a new lowered sugar protein + fiber bar lineup from WonderSlim.

Protein + Fiber - Sugar = A Winning Equation

When selecting a protein bar, while you want to make sure it contains a solid amount of protein (at least 10 grams, 15 grams is preferable) you'll also want to factor in how many grams of sugar, fiber and fat it contains.

It's a big positive if a protein bar has a good amount of fiber (5 grams at minimum). Dietary fiber is an essential part of an overall healthy diet. While it aids in the digestion process, it is also known to help with weight maintenance and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease through helping control cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

from the American Heart Association

Next, you want to take a close look at the amount of sugar. This is where many protein bars fall short. In an effort to improve on the flavor, a large number of national brands clock in anywhere from 10 to 19 grams of sugar per serving. The American Heart Association recommends you limit the amount of added sugar intake per day to 25 grams for women and 36 grams for men. That means some protein bars contain nearly an entire day's worth of sugar.

And finally, don't forget to look at the total calories per serving. Not surprisingly, with the high amount of added sugar in many protein bars, it isn't uncommon to see over 200 (or even 300) calories in a single bar. Compare that to the calories in a single serving of Snickers, which is 215, and you'll quickly realize that in many popular protein bars, the negatives outweigh the positives when focusing on a healthy diet.

WonderSlim Protein + Fiber Bars: Low in Sugar, High in Flavor

WonderSlim Fluffy Nutter Protein + Fiber Bar: 15g of protein, 5g of sugar, 7g of fiber.

With a focus on lowering sugar but maintaining the highest levels of flavor in a protein bar, WonderSlim developed an all-new lineup of high protein, high fiber, lower-sugar bars offering that will give you the confidence to include as part of a healthy weight maintenance diet.

Offering 6 incredible flavor choices, each bar contains 15 grams of hunger-busting protein while only containing 1 to 5 grams of sugars, and all only 160 calories per bar. Each flavor is also gluten-free and low in carbs. Not only are they easier on the body than most of the leading protein bars, they're also less dense and easier on the tongue. With the perfect mix of chewy and crunchy, they are quickly becoming the go-to bar for longtime WonderSlim brand fans.

It's time to toss away the candy bar-like protein bars and discover a whole new protein bar experience. You're sure to love one (or all) of the following WonderSlim lowered-sugar Protein & Fiber bar flavors:

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