So a week or so ago I reviewed Body Science’s Body Shaping Protein powder in the first of a couple of product reviews of their products. You can read the review here. This week I am reviewing their Lo Carb lite bars which are a high protein thermogenic bar. They sent me the Swisse Chocolate bar and the Lemon Meringue flavour.
I’ve never really been a big protein bar person and the ones I have tried I haven’t been a huge fan of. When I was doing P90x a while ago I used to eat the Lo Carb bars and they left a bit of an aftertaste in my mouth so in order to be fair I asked one my friends who eats protein bars everyday to also try them.
I find it really handy to have a protein bar in my bag for after the gym or even if I feel I need a snack when I am racing around. The bars are not that big 40g – so fit nicely into whatever bag I am using.
So here’s what we think:
I actually preferred the lemon flavour whilst my friend preferred the chocolate. The chocolate was too much for me so if you like really rich and full on flavour go for the chocolate. We both found the bars to be filling which is good and at 141 calories a bar the bars aren’t too calorie laden.
The nutritional value is very good. Low fat, low carbs and low sugar – perfect! Some bars I have had have been so sugary that I have not been able to finish them.
The protein value is very good , as it has 14 grams of protein in each bar,… (for good protein bars, you need to have at least 15 grams to help you reach your goal of 50 grams of protein a day)
Also this has Whey protein , I’m not sure how much, but I know Whey protein is the best protein.
The sugar value is 1.4 grams – ( for good protein bars, the sugar should be under 5%)
Fibre – this is 6 grams fiber – (for good protein bars there should be fiber) My friend said she has tried some other protein bars, and there has no fibre!
Fats – Bar is 3.1 gram. (for good protein bars, they should not contain bad fats and trans fats, that can lead to heart disease.) The fats in a good protein bar should be good fats (saturated) and Canola oil. This bar Body & Lo Carb lite protein bar, contains that.
So all in all the bars get out thumbs up. My friend is a protein bar junkie so if she says it’s good, I believe her!