Protein bars are foods that contain a high amount of protein. They are also supposed to be healthy snacks that provide a host of other benefits for the body. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as many of them are just candies with a whole lot of sugar and calories that are bad for your health and some of them are just labeled as protein bars with no significantly high amounts of proteins.
So to help you sort through this mess, the following are three protein bars that you can eat with complete satisfaction.
1. Health warrior lemon goldenberry protein bar
This protein bar gets most of its proteins from plants, as most of the ingredients are plant produced. This means that you do not get the chemicals and substances that come with processed meat which could cause many serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, and so on.
Oats, peas, chia seeds and quinoa are the plant is used to produce this bar. Chia seeds are especially loaded with fiber which is not digested by the belly, but lingers there to make you feel full for longer. This effect is magnified by the fact that dry chia seeds used in this bar turns into a syrupy type of substance that also lingers in your belly for a long time.
The antioxidants also contained in abundance in chia seeds help to prevent inflammations which could also lead to cancer, so too do the omega 3 fatty acids that they contain. Gastrointestinal complications like constipation is also dealt with due to the relatively abundant content of calcium contained in this bar, which also goes on to strengthen your bones.
2. Evo hemp cashew cacao
This food is a favorite with vegans because it is solely made from plant foods, and with little processing that add chemicals that can cause adverse health effects.
Cashews, dates, and apricots are the foods used to make this bar, and these foods on their own are ridiculously loaded with antioxidants that can prevent cardiovascular diseases, reduce signs of aging and can also prevent cancer. Put them together into this bar, and you will get a high amount of these antioxidants, with water-soluble pectin fiber that also helps prevent diseases like diabetes, some cardiovascular diseases and aids in weight loss, all by stopping LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from being absorbed from the gut into the blood.
Your cognition and memory abilities are also boosted not only from the increased protein intake, but also by the presence of high levels of omega 3 fatty acids.Being plant foods and mostly nuts, they contain very little sugar so you need not worry.
3. Rxbar chocolate sea salt
Rxbar bars are great for getting some rare minerals like magnesium and potassium into your diet. Magnesium helps to improve the function of your muscles, your blood circulation, and also helps to relax you. Potassium helps to reduce high blood pressure, and can also help to strengthen bones.
Egg whites are used in this bar, providing you with ample proteins without the calories contained in egg yolks. Cashews, dates, almonds, sea salt and cacao are the other whole foods used to make this bar, with no sugar added.
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