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Beware of some “protein” bars!

Protein bars, healthy foods in disguise.

So you went to the store or nutrition shop and bought Protein bars, or protein cookie. You ate it and felt good cause you just ate a protein bar/cookie.  You have to check your nutrition facts to make sure you are eating a protein and not a carbohydrate.

What I mean by that is: which ever number is highest from fats, carbohydrates, or protein, that is what the food is going to be mainly be. In this example, this protein bar has 16 grams of carbohydrates and 7.3 grams of protein, therefore, this bar you just ate (not literally, unless, you are eating a protein bar right now) is actually a carbohydrate which just happens to have protein in it.

Dietary fiber those plays a very important role as well. Because of the 2 grams of dietary fiber, this bar just became a net carb of 14 grams of carbohydrates instead of 16 grams.

Make a habit of checking nutrition facts when you are out shopping for "healthy foods".  It can be very confusing sometimes to know what's good for you and what is labeled as 'good'.  A lot of people fall for the green labels and the 'healthy' or 'fat free' stickers.

Feel free to reach out to me for more information on nutrition, I'd love to help.

 

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Rafael Ortiz

Rafael has been in the health and fitness industry since 2006.  He is certified by the NASM & insured.

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