Posted by: Pam | 2009/03/05

Protein Bar

How healthy is the following high protein snack bar if i am trying to loose weight:

Energy 1550Kj
Protein 29.8G
Carbs 29.2K
of which total sugars 20.3G
Total Fat 14.8G
Of Which Mono Unsaturated fatty acids3.0G
Of Which Poly unsaturated fatty acids 5.1G

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Dear Pam
I don't think that this snack bar is such a good idea f you are trying to lose weight. A 100g bar which would contain 1550 kJ, which would represent about 24,6% of your daily energy intake if you are slimming. How much does the actual bar weigh? if it only weighs 50g then eating a whole bar would still provide you with 12,3% of your daily energy intake which is high for a snack. The bar also contain 14.8% fat which disqualifies it as a slimming food. Rather use fat-free yoghurt or cottage cheese for a protein-rich, low-fat snack and nibble on carrot and celery sticks, baby tomatoes, cucumber wedges, berry fruits, etc.
Best regards

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