If you eat Quest bars, think twice. 🤔If you trainer recommends and eats these, have him/her think twice and then EDUCATE on why these bars aren’t the best choice. 👍🏻🤐 👊🏻No nutrition bar can replace a whole food, home-cooked meal. That being said, there’s a time and place for everything and sometimes an all-day-out physically taxing, no-kitchen-in-sight day is the time and place for a health bar.
👊🏻Quest bars aren’t a clean food according to the definition of “clean food” as choosing the least processed version of a food.
👊🏻Highly processed ingredients: Quest bars have highly processed ingredients and three high intensity sweeteners, which some research has indicated can actually lead to a person wanting more sweets/more highly sweetened foods.
👊🏻Quest bars and bloating: The high fiber content from an isolated fiber source could cause gastrointestinal distress.
👊🏻Breakfast: Quest bars should not be eaten as breakfast, as you’re not benefiting from the variety of nutrients you’d be getting if your breakfast was a combination of whole foods.
👊🏻Listen to your body instead of avoiding cravings: The emphasis on being low carb, as well as the emphasis on using nutrition bars to avoid eating a food that you truly want/enjoy can lead to unsatisfied eating and a feeling that it’s “wrong” to have food that you enjoy.
👊🏻Stop fighting food: Quest bars are a substitute “food”. They’re wannabes. They wanna be healthy, but they wanna taste like s’mores! 👊🏻If eaten consistently, anything you can’t qualify as a whole food will impact the balance of bacteria in your gut. Bacteria have the ability to change their behavior within just a few days! The whey protein isolate (which is dairy derived), sugar alcohols, sucralose and natural flavors are perfect examples of this.
👊🏻When you consume a protein isolate, that means that anything of any nutritional value has been stripped away. In order to properly metabolize the protein these missing nutrients will naturally be robbed from your body.
👊🏻The corn fiber is likely from GMO corn
Why not try nutrient dense food that will actually fill you up and more importantly have a positive effect on your body?😀😀.