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This week's lucky "winner"... unloose energy bars!

Energy bars are a agency to experience less guilty nearly eating a candy bar.  Let's compare a Snickers candy bar together with a Clif unloose energy bar.  One regular-size Snickers bar contains 250 calories, 12 g fat, four g protein, together with 27 g sugar.  One crunchy peanut butter Clif bar contains 240 calories, vi g fat, eleven g protein, together with 21 g sugar.  Both become downwards the hatch inwards a jiffy.  Besides a pocket-size protein-fat swap together with a bunch of added micronutrients, they're non that different.  But don't worry, Clif bars are organic!

In all seriousness though, I don't convey a occupation amongst eating an unloose energy bar (or Snickers bar) from fourth dimension to time, especially when doing something energy-intensive similar hiking or climbing where y'all genuinely postulate the fuel.  The occupation comes when people don't postulate the fuel, together with they're eating unloose energy bars together with drinking unloose energy drinks instead of existent nutrient together with water, oft thinking they're beingness healthy.  The fact that people perceive these foods equally salubrious is no accident: they're marketed that way.  But fundamentally, it isn't that dissimilar from eating candy bars together with drinking soda.

Energy bars are calorie-dense together with fairly palatable, together with thus they oft don't furnish the same degree of satiety equally regular food.  To maximize satiety per calorie, hold off for bars amongst a high poly peptide together with fiber content.  Also, hold off for bars that are made from a brusk listing of recognizable ingredients.

Thanks to reader Kevin for the suggestion.


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