Survey Says! (cont.)

Jun 1, 2004
Outside Magazine

THE TREND The low-carbohydrate weight-loss craze has trickled into the sports nutrition market with LOW-CARB ENERGY BARS that have roughly the same calorie count—around 270—as regular bars. But in the case of PowerBar's ProteinPlus Carb Select bar and EAS's Myoplex Carb Sense bar, you're chewing down 22 and 30 grams of protein, respectively, and only two grams of net carbs; regular PowerBars have 42 grams of carbs. (The low-carb bar uses carbs in the form of fiber and sugar alcohol, which, unlike simple sugars, have a negligible effect on your blood-sugar levels.)

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU Fewer carbs and a full dose of vitamins and minerals. "They'll help you stick to a low-carb diet while still recovering from a weight-lifting workout," says Eric Zaltas, a nutrition consultant to PowerBar.

GET STARTED Available for $1 to $3 each, anywhere energy bars are sold.

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