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7 nutrition bars that are worse than candy

7 nutrition bars that are worse than candy

While the boosted protein or fiber content at least means some of the contenders can’t be relegated to the heap of “empty calories” (the scarlet letter of the food world), often times the protein boost isn’t worth the other schlock that the bar delivers. Aside from exorbitant amounts of sugar, high fructose corn syrup , unhealthy fats, chemical additives , artificial colors and flavors, and questionable preservatives, some of the protein sources may be suspect. Whey or casein protein are okay, but the popularly-used soy proteins are of concern because of their estrogen-mimicking behavior. Also commonly used are boiled animal scraps, which you can find on the label under the euphemisms of gelatin, hydrolyzed collagen or hydrolyzed gelatin. Made from slaughterhouse leftovers like skin, bones and various connective tissues, these inferior sources lack all the essential amino ...

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