When it comes to nutrition bars, not all bars are created equal. Many bars claim to be “natural”, but are actually chock-full of artificial mystery ingredients while others promote themselves as healthy but have more sugar than a candy bar. SHAPE magazine stepped in to help sort the good from the bad … and KIND topped the list of good options. According to SHAPE, KIND bars provide fuel “through the natural energy of nuts and dried fruits” so that you can “power through your workout with a sugar crash in the middle.”
On the contrary, SHAPE warned readers to watch out for nutrition bars like PowerBar, NatureValley and ThinkThin, which claim to be “all-natural” yet have a list of ingredients that are difficult to recognize or pronounce. SHAPE cautioned that if you see “malitol,” “glycerin,” and “sodim caseinate,” you’ll probably want to steer clear, as your body won’t know what to do with these!
Click on the image below to see the full slideshow and learn which bars to choose and which to avoid.