Researchers say protein bars are high in saturated fats

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A new research has disclosed that 77 percent of protein Bars ingredients are high in saturated fat.

The research reportedly looked at the nutritional content of 83 high-protein snack foods and drinks available for sale in supermarkets. 

Although they’ are viewed by many as a healthy alternative to a sweet treat, however, new research just released today has revealed that many protein bars are actually high in saturated fat. 

When comparing current protein intakes amongst adults with what is recommended, both men and women are already consuming more protein than they need.

The safe food research also looked at the nutritional content of 83 high-protein snack foods and drinks available for sale in supermarkets on the island of Ireland.

These foods included protein bars, yogurts, yogurt-style products, and milk drinks. 

According to industry sources, there was a 498% increase in products launched between 2010 and 2016 with a high-protein claim. 

Reports from available dietary data equally showed that men and women are already consuming more than enough protein in their diets and simply don’t need any extra, highly processed protein.

A doctor, Dr. Conlon noted that  “People would be better sticking to natural sources of protein in their diet, which tends to be much healthier. “

But if there is a need for any source of protein as a snack, alternatives like some nuts, a small glass of milk or yogurt is the way to go, instead of foods with added chocolate.”

Source: https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/protein-bars-ingredients-revealed-research-17242223

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