Wednesday, May 30, 2012
No "Bars" of any kind
Really, besides the truth of hidden carbs behind the labeling of most protein, energy and meal supplement/replacement bars the real reason why they are a "no-no" in my book is that simply opening and package of instant calories will never help you establish the habits of preparing and eating "real" food. If you are overweight, all bars are not an option. Dried fruit and nuts are a better option, although high in calories per serving. You should only be eating these foods as a snack anyway, not as a replacement for a "real" meal.
As Mark has explained this to me....beware mostly of products that claim "zero carbs", as it's just an "accounting formality". Hidden carbs are grain alcohols that don't have to be listed as carbohydrate, supposedly because they don't raise your blood sugar as much as "regular carbs". If you do the math the unaccounted calories are in fact grain alcohol carbs.
You don't get hidden carbs in product that say they have carbs. But is anybody being confused about ingredients like date sugar, and cane sugar being sugar?
Here is more information about "bars" I found online:
I copied most of this article here:
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