Santa Barbara Bar’s Coconut Almond Bar was featured as one of the five protein bars health experts reach for when hunger strikes on CheatSheet.com! Read below:
In general, Dr. John La Puma, MD, co-founder of ChefMD/Chef Clinic, and author of Refuel: A 24-Day Eating Plan to Shed Fat, Boost Testosterone, and Pump Up Strength and Stamina, said real food should always be your top choice. “Bars are not meals,” he said. “They’re big snacks and back-ups for when your plan goes wrong.” His criteria for picking a suitable bar for an emergency meal include: an ingredient label that lists a raw food first, at least 8 grams of protein, fewer than 10 grams of sugar, and no added sugars or trans fats.
From time to time, Dr. La Puma reaches for Santa Barbara Bar’s coconut and almond snacks. These bars are 190 calories, with just 8 grams of sugar, and provide plenty of healthy fat to keep you full. Dr. La Puma added, “when possible, have a handful of almonds, walnuts, or peanuts and an apple instead. It’s nature’s protein bar.”