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Energy Drinks and Food Bars - Separating Truth From Hype
Most people have a difficult time separating the facts from the hype where energy drinks and food bars
are concerned. These food products are everywhere these days and in many cases, manufacturers make
pretty extravagant claims about their products. They are designed either to give you more energy as you
do your workouts or make you even more alert. In this article, we'll talk about the good and the bad of
these food items.
It is always important to know what the level of sugar content is, especially in the energy drinks or bars
you are thinking of buying. Some of the products have a lot, while others have very little. Candy bars
with some vitamins added are all some energy bars are.
The energy bars that are healthier use fruit juice or honey as sweeteners. A lot of added sugar is often in
energy drinks. The energy boost from these products can be quick, but the following crash can come
just as quick. This is not ideal for either working out or studying for an exam. When you pick up an
energy bar and want to know how healthy it is, there's a simple way to figure this out. The longer the
list of ingredients, the higher the chances that it's full of unhealthy and artificial ingredients. Keywords
you need to be particularly on the lookout for are hydrogenated oils, trans fats, and artificial sweeteners
There are cases where you might as well just eat a regular chocolate bar because it would be healthier
than an energy bar. Also, be aware that there's no special rules companies have to follow when naming
their products, so they can actually call something an energy bar if they want to. It's your responsibility
to find out what's really in those so-called energy bars. Look up any ingredients you don't know or
haven't heard of before. You shouldn't automatically assume that they're healthy. However, all-natural
energy bars would typically have a short ingredients list.
Some food bars are actually good for you, but a lot of them are nothing more than fortified candy bars.
Bars that are made with ingredients that are organic and raw, are more healthy. You can find energy
bars that have ingredients that include cashews, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. At least eat the
bars where the content of the protein and healthy fats is high. Some food bars are made from
completely raw ingredients. In order to get healthier food bars, you will have to pay more money for
them. Healthy foods, such as fruits and nuts, are now part of the ingredients of lots of food bars, even
the popular brands. The key to finding the right food bar is to look at the ingredients to make sure they
contain the best things.
Energy drinks and food bars are a huge industry today. There is unbelievable hype around these
products, so be careful. There are purposes where they can be helpful, but you definitely need to be
careful in your choices. It is possible that a food bar or energy drink might help you, but don't just pick
any one, thinking they are all the same.
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