THE ABCS OF THE TENDER BAR
How to choose from the offer available in supermarkets
Many Quebecers worry about the quality of their food. In recent years, the promotion of healthy lifestyles has made its way and more and more consumers want to make choices that promote health. That said, although the will is there, it is not so easy to find your way around the generous offer and the marketing tricks of the food industry. In this blog post, find out how to choose one of the ultimate practical snacks: the granola bar!
The list of ingredients
Before guiding you on the nutritional value, it seemed to me a priority to talk about the list of ingredients. With the many advances made by the supplement industry, it has unfortunately become simple for a food company to modulate the nutritional value of its products according to consumer expectations. For example, you can easily add fiber and protein to a bar containing refined ingredients and too much sugar, be careful not to fool you!!
Beyond the often-talked-about short and simple ingredient list, look for whole-grain ingredients. Among these, oats, quinoa, whole wheat, buckwheat, brown rice, barley or millet are interesting ingredients.
Finally, avoid products containing many additives, sweeteners, palm or palm kernel oil or chocolate, caramel or yogurt coatings.
WARNING : I invite you to pay particular attention to the list of ingredients of products that fall into the category of protein bars. Although the nutritional value of the latter is sometimes brilliant, the content is much less natural!!
For a 30g bar, aim for:
- max 1.5g of saturated fat
- max 8grams of sugars
- at least 4grams of fiber
- at least 4grams of protein
Now that you know how to make an adequate selection, I challenge you: to find granola bars as interesting as these ;)