Energy Bar Exam

by Diane Lofshult on Jun 01, 2006

Energy bars are a great way to get occasional, nutrient-dense shots of energy and vitamins while on the run. But these meal replacements can be too much of a good thing when it comes to unwanted calories, sugar and fat. Put your favorite bar to the test with these recommendations from the editors of Health magazine:

  • Choose an energy bar with no more than 100% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamins and minerals.

  • Find a bar that is high in fiber (at least 3 grams [g]).

  • Avoid products that are high in sugar (no more than 18 g).

  • Pick a bar with no trans fats or hydrogenated oils.

  • Select a product that is low in saturated fat (less than 3 g).

Source: March 2006 Health magazine.

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 3, Issue 6

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Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach,...