Are "Power" Bars Just As Bad As Candy Bars?

One word. Yes. You're on the road and you're in need of a quick lunch or a pick-me-up snack so you grab a protein bar or something with the word power in it because that has to be healthy riiiiight!? Wrong. Power bars are just a glorified candy bar. Market at it's best. They might contain a little bit more protein, but if the ingredients and the sugar counts are the same you're not doing yourself any favors.

You're better off with a few hardboiled eggs, unsalted nuts and/or low-sodium beef jerky (all of which you can find at your local convenience store).

Watch this great Unreal Eats video done by The Huffington Post illustrating the comparison between the two:

http://youtu.be/lAoJnYFbxHA

Eat well. Live well. Be well.