By Sarah Gearheart
Gatorade Energy Bar®
Flavor: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Behind the Bar: This bar has a blend of high and low glycemic carbs and contains about 8 grams of protein, which promote the rebuilding of muscle after exercise.
Behind the Bar: Fortified with 100 percent of your daily value of 8 B-complex vitamins, this PowerBar is made with high quality milk protein that aids in muscle growth. It's low in fat and contains 15 mg of caffeine, which helps increase mental alertness.
Flavor: Chocolate Chip
Behind the Bar: Made with 70 percent organic ingredients, this Clif Bar is a moderate glycemic index food, which helps sustain blood sugar levels. Basically, you're less likely to have an energy spike and crash. It also contains 3-5 milligrams of caffeine.
*Note: For those allergic to nuts, all Clif Bar flavors may contain traces of nuts.
Amino Vital Pre-Sports Bar ®
Flavor: Frosted Berry
Behind the Bar: This bar has only 4 grams of protein, but contains 2,400 mg of amino acids, which are essential for muscle building and stamina.
Balance Bar ®
Behind the Bar: This low-glycemic bar has 23 essential vitamins and minerals, including 100 percent of your daily values of vitamins C and E. To keep you full for a longer period of time, this bar has a 40-30-30 ratio of carbs to protein to dietary fat.
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