Energy Bars are popular supplements used by athletes before, during and after a big workout or competition. Energy Bars usually contain a high proportion of carbohydrates, which helps to fuel a workout or replenish lost calories during an intense bout of exercise. Several companies produce energy bars and bars can contain a variety of ingredients, including fresh fruit, nuts and chocolate
An energy bar is a dietary supplement that is commonly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts as a calorie source before, during or after an athletic practice or competition. Energy bars come in different flavors, including fruit and chocolate. Some energy bars contain caffeine as an extra boost of energy.
Energy bars come in two main types. Some bars containing a high proportion of complex carbohydrates compared to other nutritional ingredients. Other types of energy bars have a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat. A few energy bars, Clif bars, are made with a majority of ingredients purchased from organic sources.
The purpose of the energy bars is to provide nutrition in an easily consumed form for easy use by athletes and others with active lives. Energy bars are not always low-fat, and as such should not be used as meal replacements. The complex carbohydrates found in energy bars takes longer to digest, thus providing a longer period of energy. Protein is found in energy bars usually come from soy or whey ingredients. Energy Bars also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Energy Bar Brands
There are a number of energy bar brands, including Clif Bars, Luna Bars, Power Bars, Balance Bars, Snickers Marathon Bars, Odwalla Bars and Element Bars.
other forms of energy Food Products
If a bar is too much to digest during a workout, there are other options. These products include energy chews (such as Clif bloks and Honey Stinger chews), jelly (Clif Shots and GU Energy Gels) and powder that can be stirred into the water.