Fact: most protein bars that you see in stores or online are FAKE health foods.
They promote themselves as healthy,but in reality, they are TERRIBLE for you.
These days, it’s impossible to find protein bars that are made from real food – they often include many of these 5 TOXIC ingredients that you should never eat.
Toxic Ingredient #1: Soy Protein
Not only is soy notoriously unhealthy, but the majority of it is derived from genetically modified soybeans, which studies have shown cause significant inflammation and even tumors. Soy also contains goitrogens – which can depress thyroid function (and lead to fatigue, depression, constipation, trouble thinking clearly, and more…)
Toxic Ingredient #2: High Fructose Corn Syrup
Despite what the corn industry says, HFCS is toxic and always made from GMO corn. This harmful product contains dangerous amounts of chemicals and contaminants that can cause heavy metal poisoning in large doses. It’s not surprising that HFCS can lead to everything from diabetes, heart attacks, cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and more.
Toxic Ingredient #3: Artificial Sweeteners
Although artificial sweeteners are marketed as “low calorie,” they ruin your metabolism and can even result in MORE weight gain than simple sugar. Artificial sweeteners can dramatically increase your risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome – so they are definitely on the “NEVER EAT” list.
These are just a few of the MANY toxic ingredients you can find – not including canola oil, corn starch, partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats)… the list is endless.
The GOOD NEWS? There ARE alternative ways to get your protein bar fix without taking a bath in toxic chemicals.