My favorite healthy brands part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of the series ”My favorite healthy brands. The reason this series exists is because I think a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that all ”healthy” foods and brands are created equally. This could not be further from the truth however. If you did not read part 1, you can do so here. In part 1 I give an example of 2 different brands, the difference between the two is a total of 6 to 27 grams of sugar. That is a MASSIVE difference for someone who’s trying to lose weight or simply look leaner. Both of these brands are considered to be healthy but one is clearly not as much.

Whereas part 1 focused more on foods we eat on a daily basis, this one will be focused more on supplements that you may or may not consume prior or post workout. Let’s kick this off with the well-known protein bars.

Protein bars

Personally, I like to have a protein bar every once in a while. Whenever you’re short on time or on the go somewhere it’s easy to have. Protein bars are a good combination of protein and carbohydrates if you buy the right brands. The one thing I don’t like about protein bars is that they’re obviously heavily processed, but nutrition is not about being perfect. Protein bars are processed, that is a given, the sugar content varies from brand to brand. My favorite protein bars are from the brand called GRENADE. On average these protein bars provide us with 20 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates and 1.5 grams of sugar per bar.

Let’s compare this to a TREK bar. On average these bars provide you with 15.5 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of sugar per bar. THAT IS A 10 GRAM DIFFERENCE FOR A PROTEIN BAR ALONE! Now factor in all the other food you will be eating throughout the day and this will add up.

Energy / caffeine drinks

I don’t even have to make this more complicated than it is. Most of the energy and caffeinated drink companies throw in insane amounts of sugar to make up for taste whil trying to make you addicted to their brand and product. Take red bull for example, you will be taking in 40 grams PER CAN! How about Monster energy? 55 grams of sugar PER CAN!

If you’re trying to lose weight but are addicted to these energy drinks. Minimize this as much as possible and I can guarantee you will see a MASSIVE difference within days.

My favorite brand is called NOCCO which stands for No Carb Company. Their drinks don’t contain anything but caffeine, electrolytes and amino acids (broken down protein).

I hope this blog makes you see how much sugar is taken in by these 2 very small sources of nutrition. These foods and drinks make up about 5% of your daily nutrition and this alone can already add about 40-60 grams of sugar per day. That alone is already over the number of sugar most people should be taking in.

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