More and more people are choosing healthy snack bars over cakes, donuts, cookies and biscuits. Most people choose a snack for one of the following reasons:
- They want something that turns fat into fuel;
- They want a protein bar for muscle recovery;
- They want something to control hunger cravings;
- They want a fiber boost; or
- They want a calorie conscience healthy snack.
Many people who exercise eat a power or energy bar on the way to the gym. Ironically, sugary foods and bars raise insulin — which SLOWS the body’s ability to burn fat by as much as 55%.
Choose snack, sport and nutrition bars with less sugar, more fiber, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), whole grains, multi-source protein blends and omega-3. Your body will be happy you did.
You can also make your own bars, if so inclined.
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