What about making your own? Reply Katy Taylor March 9, at 3: Hi Devin, thanks for bringing up the certification issue but it is not exactly how you stated. This is because they are either not organic, raw, or are higher in sugar about 15 gram or more per bar. Trying to figure out if they are healthy prior to purchasing.
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I know that protein bars can get pretty expensive, especially when you are eating one a day, so I suggest buying them by the box. The best way to save money is to purchase them from Thrive Market. Thrive Market is an online shop that sells health food and products for a discount. Think a healthy Costco. They have a great selection of the food bars mentioned above and at a great price. Check them out at Thrive Market. Another option is to have them shipped from Amazon, which makes them quite affordable.
Or ask your local health food store for bulk deals. I have added links to the bars so you can easily purchase them, simply click on the bars that you like to purchase, and it will take you to an ordering page. And remember, it is always best to have these guys on hand because whenever you are in a pinch, you must be prepared otherwise you could end up eating real junk!
They have a handful of different flavors, Active Greens, Blueberrry, Original etc. As i recall most ingredients are organic but they do taste sugary. The Organic food bars are great, but definitely more of a meal replacement since they are typically calories and 22 g of sugar but natural sugars. I really love the greens one!
What i have noticed about Organic Food Bar is they are getting a tad smaller. Larabars are my favorite! They are perfect for long hikes. Nice article on protein bars. I used to eat power bars a long time ago when I was skiing and hiking. They hold up pretty well when backpacking. What do you think of them? Hey Kelly, I am not crazy about the fact that they use conventional whey and milk because conventional dairy contains hormones and antibiotics, which we do not want.
Plus, I am not a fan of fake sugar, specifically sucralose, or peanuts, which are in some bars. I remember gaining quite a few pounds when I was working all the time and discovered Lara Bars as a snack.
What about making your own? Ya, making your own can be a great option, check out that recipe at the bottom of the post by My New Roots… really like that one. I will continue to work on it though!
Just something to consider…. Hi Elijah, as I mentioned, and tried to use my words carefully, agave is better than other sweeteners that are used such as High Fructose Corn Syrup, corn syrup and glucose.
It is not as good as raw honey, molasses, maple syrup or sugars from fruits such as figs and dates, but if eaten in moderation I believe it is still an okay option. And about the Kit bars, never saw them before but they actually look pretty good! Really surprising since Clif typically cannot be trusted, but good to know they are trying!
Have you checked out the new kind bars with less sugar — grams. I agree with your comment as it relates to the higher sugar Kind bars but they have improved their choices of late! I wish I could lobby them to remove those things! I was excited about the low sugar and good taste. They are made by Cliff, but claim to only have 5 ingredients at least the Fruit and Nut bar I have in front of me: I always feel suspect of big brands like Clif who also use GMO and non organic ingredients in their other bars, but maybe this is them getting a clue of what we want!
I really, really love this post. This is so necessary. The ingredients matter and this is so important. Thank you for doing all this research! Thanks for putting together this comprehensive list Lauren. Hey Lauren, have you tried Nakd bars? I eat the cocoa delight ones. If those are the ingredients, the only thing I would be concerned about is raisins. Raisins should always be organic, because they are one of the most highly pesticided fruits grapes.
Other than that they sound good though! You would be surprised once reading the ingredients. It is what I make for my family and friends. Scott and I eat them weekly. Thank you for this post!! Any suggestions of something maybe better than Luna bars and similar even if not as healthy as you or I would eat? They are a bit high in sugar, but they do have a lot of protein to balance it. What would recommend for those of us with no really food allergies.
The bars you are claiming to be the best would put me in the hospital. As a diabetic, the amount of raw sugar is them is unhealthy. You have to supplement somewhere. Any suggestion would be great. Hi Fred — try these new bars by INBalance. Only 4 grams of sugar. This is a great article! You should check out Raw Crunch bars — only 4 grams of sugar, all natural and organic!
I love all the flavors. Where would you rank these bars? I like how they taste, they only have 4 grams of sugar, and have lots oft daily vitamins and minerals. Have you heard of them? What do you think? Hi Chloe, those are not terrible, but they are not the best either. I also bought Stabilyze bars at Costco and really like them because they really do fill you up for at least 4 hours and have 12 grams of protein. Only tried the Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie ones but they are good and chewy so they feel substantial.
Hi Lauren, I have no idea how I landed on this page, but very glad I did. Protein and … — A list of the best and worst protein and nutrition bars. Find out which are the healthiest, lowest in sugar, artificial ingredients and chemicals.
Protein and Nutrition … — A list of the best and worst protein and nutrition bars. Pure Protein bars do have high protein, low sugar, and […]. Cliff bar who makes Luna bar too states on their site that their bars do not have GMOs as an ingreidient but your site says otherwise. Hi Havi, thanks for bringing this to my attention. You are indeed correct. This was not the case when I wrote the article so I will update. Glad to know they are moving in the right direction! Lauren from The Holy Kale broke down some of the most popular bars.
Hi Shannon, upon looking at the products I am not a huge fan. I always recommend using products that are closest to food and these have little resemblance. One of the big ingredients that I never ever recommend people to eat is Sucralose. This is an artificial sugar that can not only cause intestinal distress gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation etc. The bars also use soy, and corn syrup, both of which are genetically modified foods and I do not see a seal for Non-GMO. GMO foods have been thought to lead to liver and kidney damage, birth defects, and cancers.
If you just take a look at their ingredients I think you will quickly see how you can barely recognize any of the ingredients as REAL food i. I hope this helps! Can you pass over a link? What are your thoughts on Perfect Bars? I only eat the vegan and the ones with almond butter though. Nice job with a couple of exceptions. Agave frequently has more fructose than HFCS. No one should be eating agave. Sugar alcohols in the quantities found in these bars are also not a healthy food, especially not if a person has any hint of a liver problem.
Have you tried Qia bars? I am an avid user and distributor of Shaklee products. I like them best because they give me the Leucine I need to retain my lean muscle mass. Have you ever heard of Shaklee? I would be interested in knowing your opinion so that I can follow up with Shaklee corporate on any concerns you may have with Shaklee products. I always appreciate feedback from professional like yourself because I know that the assessment will be educated and honest. I am one of those who tends to throw all kinds of things at Shaklee.
I believe in the company and I want to make sure that my clients have as much honest transparency as humanly possible. Hi Jen, overall the products are not harmful, although I always like working with foods that are more nutrient-dense, and more plant-based.
There are many companies out there that make shake powders using dehydrated foods rather than additives. As for the snacks, they are kindave like eating air since they are made with low nutrition carbs such as potato starch, and soy flour. I would rather see a cracker made with nuts, seeds, and whole grains, like the brand Marys Gone Crackers.
The reason being is that you are eating, but the body is not getting enough nutrition. As a result this can cause one to eat MORE food, preventing weight loss if that is the goal. Finally, as for the supplements, I never recommend tablets. These are VERY hard for the body to absorb, leaving the nutrients unavailable to the body. In addition, they use many additives glues and binders that are hard on the body. Finally, tablets use heat which can damage the nutrients of the supplement.
Overall, tablets are the least effective way to get nutrition. I always use powder filled, veggie caps or liquids. Andrew Weil and Dr. Oz have asked us to completely remove agave from our kitchens because it can harm us. Hey Russell, yes there are so many more bars to add. I will put it on my list. As for the agave, fortunately the Organic Food Bars no longer use agave.
The Raw Revolution do, so those are not ideal in terms of the sugar content. I am very aware of the information out there about agave, and its health detriments, so I will be updating soon. Thank you so much for your interest! Your work helped me avoid a choice that would have been bad for me. Oh that is so great to hear Kelly! Can you tell me if Arbonne nutrition bars are safe to consume? I was told they are GMO free and organic. Hi Ara, here are the ingredients: The only thing I would check on is the natural flavors to make sure it is not MSG.
Finally, it has added vitamins and minerals which is okay… but definitely not my choice way of getting nutrition. I always prefer to get it from the natural food ingredients themselves. I do not see a certified Non-GMO label or organic certification so that means that it is not certified as either. Thanks for compiling such an extensive list of nutrition bars! Most companies loosely use the words organic and certified organic as nothing more than marketing.
I noticed a number of bars were missing the USDA certification. Just food for thought! Hi Devin, thanks for bringing up the certification issue but it is not exactly how you stated. All organic products may have a non-organic, but natural preservative such as salt, or sodium bicarbonate, because these ingredients cannot be found organic in a very limited amount.
I was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer,it was precancerous, everything seems good so far, my lesion was fueled on estrogen I read that soy is no good for me. I love Luna Bars but it contains soy protein isolate soy lecithin is there enought in a luna bar that I should not eat, because I think they will fuel the estrogen.
If you could can you email me. Hi Debbie, If I were you I would avoid eating them. This is the safest choice and there are lots of other bars out there that do not contain soy. That way there is no chance at all that it may be interacting with your hormone levels.
Best of luck with your recovery! These include protein bars that use natural flavors and no un-saturated fat, powders that you can transform into shakes and mix with fruit to make them […]. I am so impressed with you! You are really sweet to answer each person, and you really seem informed about nutrition.
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