With so many bars out there to choose from, how are we to know which ones are the best for us? Is it the bar with the most protein? Or the one with the lowest sodium? Or how about the one with no fat? Here are 5 bars that are significantly better for your body.
1. RX Chocolate Sea Salt
This bar tells it straight. NO BS. The RX bars have very few ingredients in order to provide people with healthy, on the go snacks. The chocolate sea salt bar contains dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, chocolate, cocoa, and sea salt. These ingredients will keep you sharp, focused, and full until your next meal.
Nutrition Facts: 210 calories, 9 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat), 24 grams carbs (5 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar), 12 grams protein
2. Kind Bar, Nut Delight
Can’t think clearly? Having trouble focusing on assignments or projects? Here is the perfect bar to boost your brainpower, stabilize your blood sugars and get you through your work. This bar is full walnuts and almonds, which have healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to kickstart your brain. These nuts are known to increase brain function and improve memory.
Nutrient Facts: 210 calories, 16 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat), 10 mg sodium, 14 grams carbs (3 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar), 6 grams protein
3. Health Warrior Chia Bars, Banana Nut
Chia seeds are extremely beneficial to your body. Providing you with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron, and calcium, it is a powerhouse of nutrients. This 100 calorie bar is the perfect on the go snack or breakfast bar.
Nutrient Facts: 100 calories, 5 grams fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 45 mg sodium, 14 grams carbs (4 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar), 3 grams protein
4. LaraBar, Cherry Pie
Lara Bars are both delicious and nutritious. The Cherry Pie bar has only three ingredients: unsweetened cherries, dates, and almonds. Not only do the cherries provide anti inflammatory properties, but this bar provides you with vitamin B and enough energy to fuel your body.
Nutrient Facts: 200 calories, 8 grams fat, 28 grams carbs ( 4 grams fiber, 20 grams sugar), 4 grams protein
5. Perfect Bar, Carob Chip
Busy day ahead of you? Don’t have time to stop and eat? As much as not skipping meals is strongly advised, we all have those busy days where sitting and eating a meal is not an option. The Carob Chip Perfect Bar has just the perfect amount of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. While this bar is 330 calories, it gives you enough energy to make it through strenuous work days, long travel days, or back to back classes. This bar will hold you over until your able to grab a snack.
Nutrient Facts: 330 calories, 18 grams fat (3.5 grams saturated fat), 28 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 19 grams sugar, 16 grams protein, 50 mg sodium
by Nidhi Pradhan
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