Dr. Oz Talks About How To Pick Out The Right Protein Bars
Today (March 12, 2014) Dr. Oz talked about how high protein diets can help to boost your metabolism, balance your blood sugar and help you to lose weight. You should have 5 to six servings of protein spread throughout the day. Protein bars are a great option when you are out on the go and don’t have time to prepare a meal. During this segment of the show Dr. Oz shared some guideline tips on how to pick out the healthiest kind of protein bars.
Some Protein Bars Are Healthier Than Others
All protein bars aren’t the same. Dr. Oz sent out his health team to find the best protein bars on the market. The team analyzed different brands and compared nutritional content to come up which ones not only are good for you but taste good as well. Listed below are the guidelines that they used to compare different brands. They tested for taste as well as nutritional value of a wide assortment of protein bars to come up with the best options available for you.
Recommendations and Guidelines
Dr. Oz said that after his health team analyzed different kinds of protein bars about half of them didn’t pass the test. Here are the guideline rules that they used to compare the protein bars :
- All must contain at least 10 grams of protein
- Contains less than 15 grams of sugar
- Does not contain any trans fats
- Contains less than 4 grams of saturated fat
- Contains less than 350 calories
- Contains 9 grams of fiber
Best (and Healthiest) Protein Bars
- Quest Bar Coconut Cashew – This protein bar was Dr. Oz’s favorite kind. It contains 17 grams of fiber
- Fiber One Chocolate Peanut Butter – 90 calorie chewy bars
- Vega Sport Saviseed Nutrition Bar – This brand is gluten free
- Zing Almond Blueberry – This brand was the “taste testers” favorite protein bar
- Balance Dark Chocolate Coconut – (contains less than 200 calories)
- Grab1 Cranberry Almond Nutrition Bar – (contains less than 200 calories)
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