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LOW CARB PROTEIN BARS

Commented on November 27, 2014
Created November 25, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Regarding LOW CARB PROTEIN BARS.

I figure this is the lesser of two evils.

I enjoy sweets every so often and LOVE the 'P45 High Protein Low Carb' bar by MUSASHI (90g). It contains 45g of protein, 2.3g of carbs, 6.8g fat, and 335 Calories. 

I am a very health and fit 62kg (136lbs) / 173cm (5'7) female (34yrs). I eat around 150g of good carbs/day; enough fat and protein to keep me satiated. I exercise more than 5 times/week.

Are these bars bad for me? Do they affect insulin levels/secretion?

This is what the bar contains:

Ingredients: Cookies & Cream: Protein Blend [Soy Protein Isolate, Hydrolysed Collagen Protein, Calcium Caseinate(Milk), Whey Protein Isolate (Milk), Soy Protein Nuggets (Soy Protein Isolate, Cocoa, Tapioca Starch)], ChocolateFlavoured Coating (18%) [Cocoa Solids (55%), Sweetener (Maltitol) (Wheat), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavour (Milk)],Humectant (422), Water, Flavour, Sweetener (955), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin).

Contains Milk, Soy & Wheat. May contain Oats, Peanut & Tree Nuts.

Caution: Excess Consumption May Have a Laxative Effect

Ingredients: Choc Nut: Protein Blend [Soy Protein Isolate, Hydrolysed Collagen Protein, Calcium Caseinate (Milk), Whey Protein Isolate (Milk), Soy Protein Nuggets (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt)], Chocolate Flavoured Coating (18%) [Cocoa Solids (55%), Sweetener (Maltitol) (Wheat), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavour (Milk)], Humectant (422), Water,Flavour, Sweetener (955), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin).

Contains Milk, Soy & Wheat. May contain Oats, Peanut & Tree Nuts.

Caution: Excess Consumption May Have a Laxative Effect

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Warm regards,

DawnRaid

 

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 27, 2014
at 03:26 AM

if you 'have' to have a processed snack, there are better "cleaner" protein bar options out there, tho they may be hard to find, depending on where you are in the world.

try & find something that does not use soy protein. 

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on November 25, 2014
at 10:31 PM

Yeah, that's not really low-carb, maltitol is actually a pretty high-carb, caloric sweetener and is only slightly better normal sugar. Maltitol is a sneaky way to pass a carb for a sugar alcohol (since it is half sugar alcohol, half carb). Doesn't look too great or healthy but I guess you could do a lot worse (like donuts). And yes, they definitely will trigger an insulin response. Why not just eat a steak? Plenty of protein and 0 g of carbs, much healthier.

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on November 26, 2014
at 12:38 AM

Hi Gastronomer,

 

Thanks heaps for your quick response. I opted for a Greek Salad with cottage cheese and freerange chicken for lunch, and a few grapes. I'll avoid the protein bar. Interesting reading on maltitol. LEGEND! 

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on November 26, 2014
at 11:18 AM

Soy?  Wheat? Added flavor? Humectant? Sweetener?  That alone should tell you it's crap-in-a-bag, and a food-like-product, not actual food.

 

Want a low carb protein bar?  Eat a steak.  Or jerky that you make yourself.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on November 27, 2014
at 03:28 AM

way to burst someones bubble raydawg :)

(i'll cancel out the down vote)

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on November 27, 2014
at 04:29 AM

Such tasty crap. Appreciate the comment. I will avoid these bars in future.

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on November 27, 2014
at 04:13 PM

Yup, reality sometimes is disappointing, but those who lie to themselves are still lying to themselves, the long term detrimental effects these food like products have on our health doesn't change (much) because of the placebo effect. :)

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