August 14, 2018
I used to be a “health” bar addict.
I'd easily consume 2-3 on a long bike ride, always have some kind of satiating “Paleo-ish” bar tucked away somewhere during a long road trip or airplane ride, and would typically be munching on some kind of massive protein bar after weightlifting.
No wonder I struggled for years with chronically elevated blood sugar, gut rot, excess protein intake, energy level roller coaster rides and toxins in my blood tests.
(And no wonder so many other folks who depend on health bars as a staple wind up constantly fighting an uphill battle against weight gain, poor energy levels, bloating, gas, constipation, and more.)
Why this seeming paradox?
Unfortunately, the “health” bar industry is full of issues—from filling their bars with gobs of sugar or artificial sweeteners to excess (oftentimes inferior) protein that give you gut issues like bloating, gas and constipation.
And this is only scratching the surface of the issues and the shocking truth about so-called “health” bars.