NUTRITION BARS

Summary: The good and the bad sides of nutrition bars.

From frozen pizza, to microwave popcorn, to nutrition bars…What will they think of next? Wouldn’t you love to have a car you can just deflate when you can’t find an empty parking slot on a hectic day? Don’t you wish for a house you can pack right in your suitcase when you go on a trip? Well I know these sounds like something Disney might be able to create in their next animation movie. However, our great great great uncles and aunts would have shaken their heads in disbelief too if someone had presented them with these nutrition bars.

Indeed, nutrition bars can take the place of a regular meal. This might sound awkward for some, and the best news for kids. Well, they are not intended for kids, and definitely not created to replace all the five or six meals that one is supposed to have each day. Nutrition bars which include energy bars, protein bars, and diet bars among others, were basically manufactured to help people who have to maintain healthy weights and on constantly work out activities meet their meal requirements. Five or six meals may just be too time-demanding for most people. Nutrition bars may be used as an option if you can’t sit down for a meal. However, it is not advisable to use nutrition bars too often.

There are numerous types and brands of nutrition bars available. These have different levels of nutritional contents for different nutritional requirements. These nutrition bars are more common in athletes as these are being used to provide them the energy needed to make them endure the physical activities.

A lot of opposing issues on the dangers of the nutrition bars have been thrown back and forth. A study on several nutrition bars has revealed that more than half of the brands fail to meet what their labels claim. One reason that several of the nutrition bars failed to pass the study was because they posted the wrong nutritional information on their wrappers. Some claim to contain less carbohydrate and sugar when in fact it contains way more than its label says. As a result of the study, several warnings were issued regarding the credibility of the nutrition information on the wrapper’s labels.

Reading the label on that nutrition bar from end to end may not be a better thing to do than not reading it at all. The reality is these nutrition bars would require more sugar and some other stuff to make them taste good. The more delicious and the less healthy… So next time you need to eat, make time for a light meal and stop settling on a bar.