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    Protein bars are the "portable", mess-free alternative to meal replacement powders. As you know, I'm a big fan of meal replacements -- they are a relatively cost-efficient way of replacing a high-carb, high-fat meal with a high protein, low fat, low-to moderate carbohydrate meal. Plus, meal replacements take all the guesswork out of eating 5-7 small meals a day. Protein bars (in theory, anyway), are supposed to do the same thing.

    And what do protein bars have over meal replacements?

    Convenience.

    As much as I like them, there is a down-side to meal replacements. Some don't mix so well without a blender. And of course, there's the small matter of finding something to mix the shake with! And if you're somebody who spends a lot of time in your car...

    Well, large liquid meals and traffic jams just don't mix. ;-)

    So protein bars would seem like the obvious alternative, right? Well...

    Yes and no.

    Here's the problem...

    It's much more difficult to create a great-tasting, moist, and generally high quality bar without adding a ton of sugar, corn-syrup, and/or fructose. Obviously, this is not an issue with meal replacement powders, since you need to mix them with water or skim milk.

    In short, the problem with most bars is that the quality of the bar is directly proportional to how it tastes. In short...

    The better the bar is for you...

    The worse it tastes.

    The better a bar tastes...

    The worse it is for you.

    It's a rather sad reality.

    If that isn't bad enough, there's another issue here...

    There is a serious problem with product labelling. In a recent series of tests performed by ConsumerLabs (ConsumerLab.com - independent tests of herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplements), 60% of the 30 bars tested failed to meet their labelling claims.

    Wow!

    Here's some of the disturbing statistics...

    o 1 out of 12 protein bars met the labelling claims.

    o 1 out of 8 meal replacement bars met the labelling claims.

    o 4 out of 10 diet
    bars met the labelling claims.

    o 2 products exceed their claimed amounts of fat.

    o 50% of bars tested exceeded their claimed level of carbohydrates, some by a significant amount.

    Note: The main reason for this is that a major ingredient in most of these bars - glycerin (used as a sweetener, and to keep the product moist), is not regarded as a carbohydrate by most manufacturers.

    So they don't include glycerin content in the total tally of carbohydrates, "because it has a minimal effect on blood sugar levels."

    Um... so what? There are plenty of bona fide carbohydrates that have a minimal effect on blood sugar levels, and they still count as carbohydrates, right?

    Exactly!

    The United States Food And Drug Administration says glycerin IS a carbohydrate, and that's good enough for me.

    This is deceptive marketing, plain and simple...

    This is a "low-carb" bar simply because 2/3 of the carbs in the bar aren't included in the final count. Nice.

    To be fair though - I've found that bars that are formulated with glycerin don't
    cause the same "energy crash" that I find with traditionally-sweetened bars.

    In other words, I'm not adverse to using glycerin to make a product taste good.
    I'd just like to have it included in the total carbohydrate count so I REALLY know what I'm getting.

    Isn't that fair?

    o Of the bars that passed, 40-70% of the calories were provided by carbohydrates, mostly sugars.

    In other words, "protein bars" is a deceptive term, since most bars contain far more carbs than protein. ConsumerLabs says a typical bar contains...

    o 49% of calories from carbohydrates, mostly sugars.

    o 29% of calories from proteins.

    o 22% of calories from fat.

    The ConsumerLabs report is a little annoying though...

    They don't report which bars failed their test. In other words, they list and report on the 12 out of the 30 bars that passed, but nowhere do they show which bars failed. Conspicuous in their absence however are these brands...

    o Labrada

    o Muscle-Tech

    o Advantage (Atkins) Bars

    o American BodyBuilding

    o Jenny Craig

    And of course, just because a bar passes the ConsumerLabs test does not mean it is worth buying...

    It just means it meets its label claims, and that all the nutrients are reported in the Nutrition Facts panel.


    In order to get a better grasp on the whole "protein bar extravaganza" One must become very wise to label laws and ingredient facts and knowledge.


    quick look at some of the ingredients that are in most protein bars. Keep in mind this is just the tip of the iceberg

    soy protein=crap


    Natural Grain Dextrin= ya sure sounds nice don't it.

    Dextrins are a group of low-molecular-weight carbohydrates produced by the hydrolysis of starch. They have the same general formula as carbohydrates but are of shorter chain length. In other words shitty useless carbs.
    They are used as water-soluble glues, as thickening agents in food processing so only reason its there is because it was cheap and it bad the bar harder.


    Glucose Syrup= HAHAHAHA some label tricks on this one. Glucose Syrup=Technically any liquid starch hydrolysate of mono, di, and higher saccharides. Again label trick. This could be corn syrup, High-fructose corn syrup, or a fructose/glucose syrup bland of any kind. Point being the fact that they chose to call it (Glucose Syrup) rather then its exact name shows and intent to hide something. Ether way what ever it is is more shitty worthless (very un natural) and no good for you in any way shape or form.


    Canola= Man I am sick of this fucking oil
    where does canola oil come from? Olive oil comes from olives, peanut oil from peanuts, sunflower oil from sunflowers; but what is a canola? There is nothing in the name enlighten us,

    There are plenty of official Canola sites lauding this new "wonder" oil with all its low-fat health benefits. It takes a little longer to find sites that tell the less palatable details.

    Here are just a few facts everyone should know before buying anything containing canola. Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil". Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants.
    Canola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    According to AgriAlternatives, The Online Innovation, and Technology Magazine for Farmers, "By nature, these rapeseed oils, which have long been used to produce oils for industrial purposes, are... toxic to humans and other animals". (This, by the way, is one of the websites singing the praises of the new canola industry.)

    Rapeseed oil is poisonous to living things and is an excellent insect repellent. Rape is an oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base and as a illuminate for color pages in magazines. It is an industrial oil. It is not a food. Rape oil, it seems, causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and humans.

    Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991, when it was thrown out. Remember the "Mad Cow disease" scare, when millions of cattle in the UK were slaughtered in case of infecting humans? Cattle were being fed on a mixture containing material from dead sheep, and sheep suffer from a disease called "scrapie". It was thought this was how "Mad Cow" began and started to infiltrate the human chain. What is interesting is that when rape oil was removed from animal feed, 'scrapie' disappeared.

    We also haven't seen any further reports of "Mad Cow" since rape oil was removed from the feed. Perhaps not scientifically proven, but interesting all the same. US and Canadian farmers grow genetically engineered rapeseed and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of Canadian and US government watchdog agencies. The canola supporting websites say that canola is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rapeseed, but insist that through genetic engineering it is no longer rapeseed, but "canola" instead.

    Except canola means "Canadian oil"; and the plant is still a rape plant, albeit genetically modified. The new name provides perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make millions.

    Canola oil from the rape seed, referred to as the Canadian oil because Canada is mainly responsible for it being marketed in the USA. The Canadian government and industry paid our Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) $50 million dollars to have canola oil placed on the (GRAS) List, "Generally Recognized As Safe". Thus a new industry was created. Laws were enacted affecting international trade, commerce, and traditional diets. Studies with lab. animals were disastrous. Rats developed fatty degeneration of heart, kidney, adrenals, and thyroid gland. When canola oil was withdrawn from their diets, the deposits dissolved but scar tissue remained on all vital organs. No studies on humans were made before money was spent to promote Canola oil in the USA.

    Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by a build up long-chain fatty acids (c22 to c28) which destroys the myelin (protective sheath) of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (c22). Those who will defend canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no effect, however it was in an unrefined form (taken from FATS THAT HEAL AND FATS THAT KILL by Udo Erasmus).


    Rape seed oil used for stir-frying in China found to emit cancer causing chemicals. (Rapeseed oil smoke causes lung cancer) Amal Kumar Maj. The Wall Street JournaL June 7, 1995 pB6(W) pB6 (E) col 1 (11 col in).

    Compiled by Darleen Bradley.

    Canola oil is a health hazard to use as a cooking oil or salad oil. It is not the healthy oil we thought it was. It is not fit for human consumption, do not eat canola oil, it can hurt you. Polyunsaturated or not, this is a bad oil.

    Be Sure to also read this informative report written by leading health expert Tom Valentine, Canola Oil Report.

    Go to Ask Jeeves yourself: Ask.com Search Engine - Better Web Search and type in (Where does Canola Oil come from?) and see what you come up with.

    Vegetable Glycerine is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid
    Its used in soup,shampoo,and other cleaning agents. More man mad crap. This is prob one of the lesser evils though.


    Artificial Flavors= I fucking love this one. This could mean anything.
    The word Artificial says it all though I guess!!!!

    Monoglycerides= man I am getting board already. Lets make it short. Its a shitty fat!!!!


    Lecithin=

    What is soy lecithin?

    In the early 1900’s, the yet to be named ’soy lecithin’ was just a waste product produced during the “degumming” process of soybean oil. By 1908 the soy bean crushing and soy oil refining companies had expanded and they were having trouble disposing of the large amounts of foul smelling, fermenting waste product. Soy plants in Germany decided to name this waste product ’soy lecithin’ and looked for ways to utilize it. By 1939 scientists had found more than 1,000 different ways to use soy lecithin.

    It’s important to note that solvents are used during the “degumming” process of soybean oil, so soy lecithin itself is likely to contain chemical solvents!!!!!!!!




    So is there a protein bar worth eating. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    100% all natural un processed un refined better protein bars from http://www.needtobuildmuscle.net/sto...-Bars-p18.html
    Not only are the the healthiest bar ever made. But they taste great to. Just do a search around elitefitness about them. Top it all off they are half the price or less then 90% of the bars on the market.

    Whats not to love Better Protein Bars
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    good info

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    These are honestly some of the best protein bars I've ever tasted. I think i've tried almost every protein bar out there, and only ever found one that tasted good (musclemilk) but if you actually read the ingrediants it's basically a candy bar.

    Then Needto came out with his Better Protein Bars. Too be honest, I was a bit skeptical at first. I eventually said what the hell, i've tried almost every other bar out there so i'll give these a shot. They are friggin' awesome. I never buy less than 5 bags of them at a time. And if you sit down and figure the math, they are way cheaper than buying the individually wrapped bars at your gym or the grocery store. Remember, you're mostly paying for the fancy wrapper and the body builder guy holding them telling you that they're the best thing ever.

    Another great thing, is Needto has tons of recipes on his site so you can change it up so you're not always eating the same ole thing...Or feel free to experiment on your own.


    So if you haven't tried them yet, I highly suggest giving them a shot. They're only $15 for a dozen protein bars. You're also going to recieve free shipping, and if you PM me I'll give you a discount code to save even more.

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    Quote Quote posted by miplank View Post
    These are honestly some of the best protein bars I've ever tasted. I think i've tried almost every protein bar out there, and only ever found one that tasted good (musclemilk) but if you actually read the ingrediants it's basically a candy bar.
    Then Needto came out with his Better Protein Bars. Too be honest, I was a bit skeptical at first. I eventually said what the hell, i've tried almost every other bar out there so i'll give these a shot. They are friggin' awesome. I never buy less than 5 bags of them at a time. And if you sit down and figure the math, they are way cheaper than buying the individually wrapped bars at your gym or the grocery store. Remember, you're mostly paying for the fancy wrapper and the body builder guy holding them telling you that they're the best thing ever.

    Another great thing, is Needto has tons of recipes on his site so you can change it up so you're not always eating the same ole thing...Or feel free to experiment on your own.


    So if you haven't tried them yet, I highly suggest giving them a shot. They're only $15 for a dozen protein bars. You're also going to recieve free shipping, and if you PM me I'll give you a discount code to save even more.
    Same here, I used to gobble down MMlite bars, Post Work out and when I didn't have time for a meal. I ordered some "Better Protein bars" and my problems are solved. No added junk, just protein and taste....All HEALTHY!. Not to mention that when I get back in my truck from doing a job my bars transformed from bars to shakes in a bag. Nothing is worse than eating a melted protein bar.

    I wasn't going to order them becuase I dont always have access to an oven and I thought they needed to be baked. To my suprise, they didn't. The second batch I made, I followed Needto's instructions and VOILA! Perfect bars. Thanks Needto, you made a small part of my life a bit easier. You should've called em PERFECT PROTEIN BARS!, but I guess "BETTER PROTEIN BARS" sounds good too. Either way, they're definately the Best Protein Bars I've eaten. I have a crap load now and enjoying them during my cutting phase. Only problem I have is that my wife, who also is a bodybuilder, loves them too. Sometimes we fight for the last one (j/k)

    Oh, I probly should've thanked you before this thread but since we're here, thanks for throwing in a free bag. I love free stuff.

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    Anyone who knows me knows I don't push products here unless its something I really believe in. These bars are such a great idea. and its the kind of simple basic idea that makes you wonder why no one has thought of it before. Needo mentioned the lousy ingrediants in the bigtime commercial bars. But a couple other points:

    The money. At $15 for 12 thats way cheaper than anything your gonna buy at GNC or an online retailer. Obviously your paying a premium at those places for fancy wrappers (its a damn protien bar not a piece of jewlery), advertizing in mags and online, and all the crap (that Needto mentioned above) to make the damn things taste good so the novice bodybuilder will just keep buying them. Christ, I could buy a hefty cycle of AAS for the money most people spend a month on some of the big time bars.

    Time. Wait your thinking I got to make these things so I don't have the time. It takes a few minutes to make. If your too lazy to take a few minutes to do this then just stay out of the gym anyway. It takes longer to go to the GNC.

    Taste. They taste great despite not having all the useless sugers and wierd ingrediants that the big time guys stick in to make their bars edible. Needto knows a ton about nutrition and cooking so this one was probably easy for him.

    And like I tell anyone if your unsure about a product just try it and see. Its $15 bucks! If you don't like it then fine.

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    I have tried all the bars too. They either taste like sawdust and are somewhat good for you or they taste great but have the nutritional value of a candy bar. The Better Bars are hands down the Best tasting and highest quality Protein Bar on the market right now.


    They are all natural.

    They are healthy.

    They are made with high quality ingredients.

    They are conveniently portable.

    They are a great value.

    They taste amazing.

    They are truly a meal replacement.

    They are customizable.


    I have been saying ever since these bars have come out and I've looked at ingredients and macro nutrient profile, that these bars are perfect for for those ectomorphic hard gainers. That's not saying they can't be used while dieting since these bars are customizable. For those guys that struggle to put on weight I can't think of a better way to get those needed calories. Two Better protein bars and a glass of milk will give you an easy and delicious 1000 calories.

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    They taste great they are healthy and give you everything you want from a protein bar

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    I have some things to say in the next day~~
    having tried all bars nothing comes close to Needtos Better Protein Bars

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    Better Protein Bars BETTER PROTEIN BARS ARE THE GREATEST.

    Me as many of us who strive for excell at all aspects of life, had no time for sitting at a dining that often, so I went to a convenience store and bought protein bars, all sorts of them, different sizes, brands, flavours whatever at the end the final taste was always the same, a bitter ash-like after taste and the ones which taste good were like sugar bombs (no surprises here). Now you might wanna feel like arguing with me that I shouldn"t have done that and that I should always eat good old food, if I want to see remarkable gains, but this wasn't the case, the case was that I needed to have stable income, which at the time meant to work 6 days a week from 10am to midnight with a 3hour break in the middle that I used for working out (sometimes skipping this) .so there wasn't much of a choice when regarding food habits, which in turn made me a self-proclaimed protein bar's expert. And you know what? I wish I had Better Protein bars back them, because they would have made a huge difference on my fitness aspect of life (everybody should have this one). So here are the reasons you all should try BETTER PROTEIN BARS.

    THEY ARE HEALTHY This should be the reason you would protein bars in the first place, made with high quality whey protein, real raisins, cranberries and almonds with no articial flavours and preservatives, ask yourself what can go wrong with this?

    THEY ARE TASTY Well being healthy and tasty makes it a whole new cathegory on it's own doesn't it?

    THEY ARE CONVENIENT They are mess-free, take them anywhere you want, you know you will be pleasing yourself and taking care of your health at the same time

    THEY ARE VERSATILE You can add your own personal touch to it, more protein, more carbs, a different flavour, make it a shake, don't restrain yourself to the main recipe, the possibilities are endless!

    THEY ARE CHEAP You have a healthy, taste, convenient, versatile and yes cheap product! What else could you possible need?

    Better Protein Bars

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