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Nutrigrain Bar vs. All-Bran Bar - Opinions please!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I posted this as a comment on someone's page and thought it'd be interesting to hear some of you opinions.... Please comment!

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I've been "dieting" for 2-3 weeks now with a goal to loose 20-25 lbs by June 9th. I am officially down 10lbs!

I've found the best way is to be aware of your food choices and do you homework! Take a few extra minutes to compare the nutritional info. It may say "fat free" but be loaded with sugars, sodium or carbs. It's not always a clear choice or an easy one...

EXAMPLE: Strawberry Nutrigrain vs Oatmeal Cinnamon All-Bran Bar

120 Cal, 3g fat, 125mg sodium, 24g carbs (11g sugar + 3g fiber), 2g protein, O mg cholesterol

130 Cal, 5g fat, 105mg sodium, 21g carbs (9g sugar, 4g fiber + 8g starch), 2g protein, 5mg cholesterol

Which is the "better" choice? Not that easy is it? LOL

Personally I would choose the Nutrigrain Bar over the All-Bran.

Why? You ask...

BECAUSE: The first ingredient listed on the Nutrigrain Bar is "WHOLE GRAIN OATS" the first ingredient on the All-Bran bar is "WHEAT FLOUR"

With time this gets easier! YOU CAN DO IT!
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  • FRANCO1230
    Honestly, I would stay very far away from both! They both have just way too much processed "junk" in them...not "real" food at all. You need something more natural...I don't know what half that stuff is in their ingredient lists. Not to mention all the added sugars in both--listed as sugar, dextrose, fructose, corn syrup! Ack!!!

    How about a LARA Bar! Talk about natural...WOOHOO. For example the Cashew Cookie flavor has cashews & dates. That's it...that is the whole ingredient list! The Ginger Snap flavor...dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cinnamon, cloves. Clearly ALL recognizable ingredients. If you look at their nutrition labels, you are going to immediately notice they have quite a bit more fat than your two bars. But fat isn't necessarily the enemy when it is coming from good sources, like nuts. The sugar grams may also cause you to question their "healthiness", but keep in mind the sugars are coming from natural sources (all fruit has sugar)...they are not adding in EXTRA sugar like your two bars do. And, if this is the "fattiest" thing you eat all day, then it's really not bad...because it is REAL food. Also, LARA bars contain 4-5 grams of FIBER plus 5-7 grams of PROTEIN, which is going to fill you up a lot longer than the other two. You can find them in most stores...even Target. I urge you to check them out...here's a link to their website so you can see the nutritional/ingredient info. for yourself:


    Sorry, if this is a bit of a rant...I am just really passionate about eating real food, and helping people realize that a lot of the "healthy" stuff they think they are buying in stores is just that...a lot of processed "stuff". Good luck!
    2112 days ago
    Good choice! emoticon
    2113 days ago
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