Learn Which Are The Healthy Candy Bars!
We all know that a candy bar is always high in calories but is there a healthy candy bar?
Let’s say healthier…. Yes there is!!
Even the most healthy candy bar will be high calorie, but all candy is not created equal.
If you are one of those people who just loves chocolate or having a sweet periodically then take some time to look at the healthier options in candy bars!
The Healthy Candy Bars
In order to eat healthy you do not have to eliminate ALL candy or chocolate. Just do the best you can to pick sweets with some nutritional value.
Life is about choices and choosing your sweet snack carefully will impact your health.
For example the Payday Candy Bar® is a candy bar choice that has more nutritional value than most.
Yes, it is high in sugar, fat and calories but there is also fiber and protein.
Peanuts are legumes and as such are high in fiber and contain some of the essential amino acids. If you are an athlete looking for a protein/energy boost, then a Payday is as good as many meal replacement bars sold these days.
Greens Plus Healthy Energy Bar
If you want to take your candy bar, energy bar or protein meal replacement to the next level then consider the GREENS+® Energy Bars.
They too are high in calories but contain no processed sugar, salt, corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, synthetic sweeteners, preservatives, or genetically modified foods of any kind.
Believe it or not the healthy GREENS+® Energy Bars taste almost like a candy bar. Some are chocolate coated or yogurt coated and they are high fiber (yes high calorie, but all candy is) nutrient power houses.
The ingredients list of the Greens Plus “candy” bars reads something like this:
organic dates, organic almond butter, organic honey, gmo-free soy protein isolate, gmo-free soy lecithin, Hawaiian spirulina, organic barley grass, organic wheat grass, Japanese chlorella, hydroponic soy sprouts, brown rice bran, sprouted barley malt, organic alfalfa grass, royal jelly, Montana bee pollen, acerola berry juice, natural vitamin E, licorice root, milk thistle seed extract, echinacea root extract, Siberian eleuthero root extract, astragalus root extract, licorice root powder, organic red beet juice, dunaliella salina algae, chocolate, Nova Scotia Dulse, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, organic Japanese green tea extract, grape seed and skin extract, European bilberry extract, organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup, sea salt, organic quinoa sprout powder……
WOW! Now that is a healthy candy bar!
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Imagine satisfying your sweet tooth and getting organically grown greens, superfoods, fiber and herbs in your candy bar.
Like all candy bars they are not calorie-free, nor are they low carb, but they deliver low-glycemic carbohydrates, protein and essential fatty acids that your body needs to survive.
Great for keeping in your car or in your carry on when traveling!
Chocolate Is Healthy
Yes, we are reading a lot these days about the health benefits of chocolate.
Keep in mind though that the original use of chocolate by the Aztecs as an elixir was NO sugar added! The antioxidant properties are powerful and the sugar is what is killing us.
Pick a chocolate that is dark or semi-sweet or one that is not ALL chocolate. Examples are:
- M&M with Peanuts
- Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Minis
- Any nut filled chocolate adds protein
Tricks To Resist Temptation
Satisfying your sweet tooth with candy that has some value is always the best way to go.
- Pick candy with some nutrients or fiber when ever possible.
- Cut your chocolates in half
- Keep them frozen
- Try eating a half of one along with some veggies.
- Savor each bite by eating slower
- Plan the sweet to be part of your meal (Cut back on carbs in the actual meal)
It is better to eat your sweets in moderation to keep cravings away than to totally eliminate them and then go crazy when you can no longer resist temptation.