It's been known that increased protein in the diet can help enhance and restore muscle.The fitness industry and especially body builders are always seeking ways to get quality protein before and after work outs. Eating a big steak or piece of chicken is expensive not to mention hard to digest at times. So years ago protein supplements came on the market. For the most part they are not good food. Full of preservatives, artificial colors, dyes and sweeteners.Glorified candy bars.
I have personally purchased and tried dozens of bars. I carefully read the ingredients and decipher the grams of fat verses pure protein. Sugars verses total calories.I figure 98% fail in all categories. If they have high proteins ( meaning it's at least 20 grams per serving, then the fat is too high) If they are low in REAL sugar, then the sodium is too high.
Granted if your a serious athlete, like an Olympian or body builder who trains 5-6 hours a day, the bars might not have any negative effects on your health. But if your an every day person who exercises and is careful about there diet, these details are important.
I haven't even touched on the "taste" of the bars.Yes, another important aspect of eating. How does it taste? Even if we know it's good for you, if it tastes terrible, were probably not going to eat it.
So what protein bar is best do you ask? In my opinion, Quest Protein is the best all around bar you can buy.
They are great tasting, they don't contain sugar, real or artificial. Not made up ingredients that you can't read and should never eat. Just real, high quality bars that also tastes great.
Oh, and one last thing- they just recently added "peanut butter cups". healthy, no sugar and high proteins. Yeah!!