Picking a nutrition bar all about personal needs
In a fitness-oriented city like Boulder, it is important to decide which nutrition bars are the best fit based on each individual’s own body and lifestyle.
Jeff Boele, 29, an employee at the Boulder Running Company says nutrition is about the individual’s needs.
“You are going to find different protein and carb levels (in different bars),” Boele said. “You want 20 to 25 grams of protein per serving. If you’re using it during exercise, you might want to have a little more carbohydrates. But, in general, a little more protein is going to be more beneficial.”
The Boulder Running Company has a large variety of nutrition bars available.
Power Bars come in a wide variety, such as the “Triple Threat” and the “Performance” bar. Most of these bars contain corn syrup, sugar, cream, and palm kernel oil — the same ingredients that are found in most candy bars.
These bars are not exactly carb-friendly with 42 grams of carbohydrates in each bar. Although the carbohydrates are intended to give consumers energy, in excess they can be bad for your waistline.
Power Bar created the Pria bar in order to attract more women to their product. This nutrition bar “for women” contains extra vitamins and only 110 calories.
“I like Pria because it doesn’t taste like a nutrition bar — it’s more like a candy bar,” Dana Oppenheimer, 20, a sophomore biology major said.
“I like Luna bars because they have ingredients that are nutritive things for women’s bodies,” Janaki Jones, 19, a sophomore biology major said.
Clif Bars have 270 calories in each bar, while Luna Bars only have 180 calories. Clif Bars and Luna Bars both have ten grams of protein.
“Luna Bars — they taste the best,” Daniele Salinger, 19, freshman religious studies major said.
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