Have you ever stood in front of the granola and/or energy bar aisle in a grocery store trying to figure out how on earth to choose? Although I have my go-to bars, I often stand in this aisle for more time than I’m willing to admit. How is it that there are so many varieties? There always seems to be a new brand or type of bar popping up, with yet another health claim that may or may not have any sound scientific backing, and each with a different purpose. Pre-workout, post workout, during workout, non-workout. High protein, high fiber, or both. Natural, organic, or neither. My head is spinning! If this has ever been you, you’re not alone!
So, I thought I’d share with you how one nutrition-grad student and athlete navigates her way through some of this mess.
- your food and fitness friend