Universal Nutrition Hi Protein Bar
Universal Nutrition Hi Protein Bar are good and tasty, high protein bars, suitable as meal replacement bars in many situations. They are relatively low on sugar and calories, especially when comparing with protein content.
Universal Nutrition Hi Protein Bars come in several flavors: Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Peanut Butter and S'mores.
Nutrition content, per single 85g bar, is given in the following table:
|Flavor||Protein||Total Carbs||Fiber||Sugar||Sugar Alcohol||Total Fats||Saturated Fats||Calories|
|Chocolate Peanut Butter||34g||31g||<1g||1g||24g||6.5g||3g||302kcal|
Main protein sources are isolated soy protein and whey protein concentrate. Fibers and sugars are rather low, but to improve taste, amounts of sugar alcohols is rather high - if you are new to sugar alcohols, start with only one bar per day in order to avoid any stomach issues.
Although protein bars are rarely reinforced with vitamins and minerals, Universal Nutrition Hi Protein Bar contains around 20-25% of RDA of most vitamins and minerals, with some exceptions.
However, don't relay on vitamins and minerals from protein bars and similar supplements, but from varied and balanced nutrition based on - food! :)
Universal Nutrition Hi Protein Bars taste good. These bars are great as meal replacement bars, just there are few things that I personally don't like much about them:
- protein sources could be better and slower, especially if you plan on using them as meal replacement bars,
- fiber content could and should be higher,
- sugar alcohol makes these bars soft and moist, but if you are not accustomed to sugar alcohols, don't eat more than one bar per day.
These bars come as single bars or in 16 bars containers. Price is OK, especially when 16 bars containers are on a sale.
Recommendation - if you need good all-in-one protein bar, than this bar is one of the bars to consider. Give them a try and enjoy them. They are convenient 'meal on the run' or for fighting cravings for sweets. If you like outdoor activities and you have little time to spare on eating, these bars can easily be eaten while walking and similar.
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