Let's agree right away that a protein or protein bar, granola bars and milk chocolates are completely different categories of products. ...
Let's agree right away that a protein or protein bar, granola bars and milk chocolates are completely different categories of products. Moreover, the latter has the same relation to sports nutrition as a fire barrel to oranges.
Muesli bars have nothing to do with protein bars. Rather, it is a dessert and very high in calories. The composition is also far from perfect: one unit of such food contains about 30 grams of carbohydrates (mostly simple), about 10 grams of fat and no more than 5-4 grams of protein. Nutritional value about 200 kcal per item.
Yes, the feeling of satiety after eating such food is present for a long time, but if you do not want to harm your figure, there is no need to abuse such delicacies.
Now directly about the protein bar.
Protein Bars Composition
Protein bars contain a large amount of protein (a special, easily digestible protein is used). Simple sugars - minimum.
The composition also contains collagen, B vitamins, dietary fibre, folic acid, biotin, vitamin C and other components.
The best protein bars are sugar-free (best for your body). One of these is the Togliatti product Bombbar.
Bars from different manufacturers have different composition. It must be read carefully before purchasing. Always pay attention to calories, protein, fat and sugar.
Why do we buy protein bars?
To satisfy hunger, to have a snack at work, on the road. It's much healthier than sandwiches. However, after a full-fledged strength training, a gainer (when gaining mass) or a regular protein shake is more preferable - the liquid form is absorbed faster. In addition, the bar is more expensive per gram of protein.
A protein bar is real salvation if:
you cannot imagine life without sweets, but removed it from the diet for obvious reasons;
you try to be loaded with proteins every minute;
snack frequently on the go.
Still, they should not be abused. Occasionally, instead of Snickers, please. In a kilometre-long traffic jam - to your health! But you don't need to eat them every day (when you have homemade food at hand), especially if they contain sugar.
Benefit or harm?
If we consider the harm of protein bars, the following can be noted - it all depends on the composition. The more E-nis of all kinds, the less benefit from such food. Don't be surprised to see maltodextrin, potassium sorbate, antioxidants, flavours, and even (possibly) trans cooking oil in your composition. As for the benefits, there is not much of it. Better apple!
And, of course, about losing weight. No, protein bars do not promote weight loss. They only help us to "keep" nutrition, replace more harmful, fatty and high-calorie sweets, make up for protein deficiency. But do not expect the effect of fat burning - it is not! And, of course, you should give preference to bars without sugar, without glaze, with a low energy value.