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20 Good and Bad Things About Healthy Bars, Protein Bars, Energy Bars

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"The global healthy snack market size was valued at USD 21.1 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over the forecast period on account of its changing lifestyle coupled with rising awareness about healthy & nutritious food consumption in between meals. The evolution of consumer perception about snacking along with key attributes such as ease of consumption, variety, and portability are expected to drive the market over the forecast period".[1]

As you try to eat healthy, more options are being provided for you to choose from. One of the options provided are healthy bars.

Healthy bars have become common because of the convenience they provide and the nutrition content they advertise. They can be of great help in trying to stay in good condition. However, like everything else, not all products do as they say, and some healthy bars are proving not enough nutrition as they advertise.

So in an effort to guide you in choosing healthy bars that actually offer good nutrition for you, the list below will give you good and bad things about healthy bars.


1. Healthy bars make it convenient for you to consume a nutritious snack on the go.

2. Healthy bars can be used as meal replacements, while providing nutrition.

An example of a meal replacement healthy bar is Trimbar which is available at Cariporter Inc Health Store.

3. Most healthy bars are consumed for their protein content. Therefore it is good to have heathy bars with at least 10 grams of protein.

4. The ratio of sugar and fiber must be good to at least balance out the sugar.

This is normally an even amount of sugar and fiber, more fiber, or a combination of protein, fiber and sugar.

5. Plant-based ingredients are considered healthier, so it is good to see them in healthy bars.

For example, instead of cow’s milk, almond or coconut milk is used in healthy bars. These alternatives to cos’s milk is great for those who are considered lactose intolerant.