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October 9, 2013
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.A review of 20 nutrition bars by ConsumerLab.com found most products are labeled accurately.
But ConsumerLab.com noted two exceptions, with one bar containing 25 percent more fat (10 g instead of 8 g) and more than double the cholesterol (51 mg instead of the 20 mg) listed on the product. Another bar has 30-percent more cholesterol listed on the product (39 mg rather than 30 mg), according to ConsumerLab.com.
The bars above are revealed in ConsumerLab.com's Nutrition Bars Review.
The review also found most of the fat in several high-protein bars is saturated while some bars contain a top ingredient (sugar alcohols) that ConsumerLab.com stated can cause bloating and gas.
"Before eating a bar, a consumer should be sure it has what he or she needs without unwanted ingredients," said Tod Cooperman, M.D., president of ConsumerLab.com, in a press release.
ConsumerLab.com rated the Power Bar Performance Chocolate Peanut Butter as the top energy bar, noting it includes more carbohydrates and sugars than the other products that were tested.
To see all of ConsumerLab.com's nutrition bar findingsincluding its top picks among the tested energy, fiber, protein, meal-replacement and whole food barsgo here to access its review.
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