Jul 17

I am compelled to shoot off a quick post because I’m so shocked that this is news. I just read an article about Energy Bars not being real food. I believe I’ve said this in the past.

Does anybody else remember watching Willy Wonka and thinking the concept of dinner in a ball of gum was silly? How is an energy bar any different?

I completely understand occasionally consuming them because you are in a hurry or you are exercising vigorously and need additional calories, but I see people try to use them as regular meal replacements.

Guess what — Eat your vegetables just like grandma said. Turns out a highly respected nutrition expert says they aren’t food — so suddenly I’m right. I’m just a highly respected rant and raver!

Once in a while have a bar, but eat real food too please!

3 Responses to “Energy Bars are not Real Food “Experts” say”

  1. Whineaux,
    Sad but so true when it comes to a majority of the energy bars on the market. It’s amazing how much sugar and saturated fat can be compressed into such a tiny package. So many people don’t take the time to examine the nutrition part of the label because they’re too preoccupied deciding between Cookies ‘n Cream and Chocolate Brownie- which should be the clue that tells ones brain that this stuff should in the candy aisle next to the snickers and Hershey kisses.

    BTW- Love the Willy Wonka reference.

  2. some energy bars are just too sweet for my own taste. is there a sugar free energy bar? :~’

  3. Yes, it’s called a handfull of nuts or cheese or fruit and whole grain crackers.

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