7 Ingredients to Avoid when Choosing a Protein Bar ...


With all of the products on the market, it can be difficult to know what to look for when choosing a protein bar. I don’t know about you, but I often feel overwhelmed standing in front of the huge selection, not to mention then sifting through the list of ingredients on each package! I have often found myself frustrated, but I have learned a few tricks to understand what ingredients I should be avoiding when choosing a protein bar.

1. High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

I am sure you are all aware that HFCS (often labeled as ‘glucose/fructose’) should be an ingredient you avoid when choosing a protein bar, but it’s worth repeating! HFCS is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, which sends insulin levels soaring through the roof and increases fat storage. Consumed on a regular basis it has been shown to contribute to major health implications such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – so keep this ingredient off the back of your protein bar!

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