Protein Bars are always a source of debate in the supplements world - Are they a "healthy" or "unhealthy" option? In my opinion, the argument's foolish and is focusing on the wrong question - "Are they a good source of protein?" is a better question.
Being realistic, protein bars are a confectionary item, however, if they're higher in protein than a candy bar, is the dietary switch from a candy bar to a protein bar of benefit to someone training? YES!
Can you get a greater percentage of protein (i.e. less fats and carbs & no polyols) per serving from another food or supplement source, such as a chicken breast or a protein shake? YES!
Given that a decade ago most protein bars tasted horrible, the inclusion of protein bars into someone's diet was an odd choice. Now, with some protein bars (like the Multipower 50% Protein Bar) tasting so good, they're a viable snack and an easy way to increase dietary protein.
You certainly won't be disappointed taste-wise with the Multipower 50% Protein Bar! For me, Multipower's 50% Protein Bar tastes a little too nice - I can't stop myself snacking on them. Price-wise, the Multipower 50% Protein Bar is positively cheap, compared to many competing supplement brands protein bars, however, it should be noted that protein bars are still an expensive way to supplement protein (the same protein serving size from a shake will cost around 1/4 of the price).
Further information about the Multipower 50% Protein Bar:
Cookies and Cream flavour: Protein Blend (Calcium Caseinate, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Protein), Collagen Hydrolysate, 17% Milk Chocolate (Maltitol, Cocoa Butter, Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithins, Flavouring), Humectant: Glycerine, Water, 2.8% dark Biscuit Pieces (Wheat Flour, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Powder, Barley Malt, Milk Powder, Baking Soda Sodium Carbonate, Acidifiers Tartaric Acid, Salt, Flavouring), Bulking Agent Micro Crystalline Cellulose, Erythritol, Vegetable, Flavouring, Salt, Antioxidant: tocopherol-rich Extracts, Ascorbic Acid, Sweetener Sucralose. Contains lactose and may contain traces of peanut and other nuts.
Nutrition Information per 50g bar
of which sugars 0.9g
of which Polyols 11g
of which saturated fatty acids 2.6g
Dietary Fibre 1.5g
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