Which Nutrition Bars Make the Cut?

 

 

Performance Bars: Bars that have a ratio of carbohydrates to protein (3-4:1) for high intensity event endurance and glycogen repletion.

Name

Feature

Calories

Protein

Carbohydrate

Total Fat

Clif Bar*                         ~4:1

Certified 70% organic*;    4-5 g fiber/bar

240

9-11g

40-45g

6g

Honey Stinger Energy ~3:1

All natural; 10 g protein/bar

180-190

10g

27-28

3g-5g

Power Bar Energy       ~4:1

180 mg sodium*, No preservatives/artificial flavors

220-250

6-10 g

43-45 g

3.5-5 g

Power Bar Recovery    ~3:1

180 mg sodium*,12 g wheat/soy protein &   casein, 30g carbohydrate

250

12g

30g

9g

 

By Keri Yee, RD, LD

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One thought on “Which Nutrition Bars Make the Cut?

  1. Some of these bars have a lot of saturated fat too… I would be curious how they compare in that aspect too. Nice chart!

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