If you're trying to eat healthier, you may find yourself bombarded with information on what you should and shouldn't eat. Whether it's cooking healthy meals to drinking kombucha, everyone seems to have a suggestion on how to get fit and lean. Everyone seems to agree, though, that loading up on healthy proteins is a good way to keep you full while building muscle and maintaining weight. Unless you want to eat a bunch of raw eggs, you may look to eating protein bars as a quick and easy way to get a solid amount of protein. What if we told you that a Snickers bar could do that?
Well, now you may be able to have your cake and eat it too! Mars, the parent company of some of our favorite candy bars, is branching out of their normal snack food portfolio. They have introduced a new line of protein bars, available in both Snickers and Mars Bars flavors. These protein bars boast a whopping 18 grams of protein per serving, which is about 40 percent of the average woman's daily recommended daily value.
But is it too good to be true? Are these tasty protein bars either tasty or healthy for you? We took a look at the ingredients list to find out.
There are fewer calories and less sugar than the original candy bar and much more protein. With surprisingly little sugar, the bars do taste sweet, thanks to the noncaloric sweetener (maltitol). Unfortunately, this sweetener is known to cause gastrointestinal problems when consumed in great quantities. So, don't eat more than one bar per sitting!
As compared to the average protein bar, the Snickers option isn't altogether that different in nutrient content. As compared to those with a minimal ingredients list, like Kind or Larabars, it does have more hard-to-pronounce ingredients.
All things considered, this protein-filled, 200 calorie snack is a good way to satisfy your sweet tooth. For my calories, I'd rather make a healthy homemade Snickers protein bars or snack on a few of these easy-to-make snacks. If you're looking for a quick fix, though, you can pick up a pack on Amazon.