sugar Watch out for those supposedly “healthy” nutritional or protein bars. Don’t get fooled by the fancy packaging or all that the scientific jargon thrown on the wrapper telling you just how good that bar is for you. You may think you’re doing something good for yourself having one of these bars rather than that Milky Way bar you used to eat, but after a detailed inspection, some of these bars are no better for you than that Milky Way. Yes, they may have more protein or lower carbohydrates than the regular, old candy bar, but take a look at the ingredients. Don’t just go by the label. I’ve looked a somet of these protein bars lately and I’ve found the first ingredient to be be corn syrup in a good majority of them. Another I looked at listed the caramelchocolate coating as it’s first ingredient. These are nothing but glorified candy bars. If the first ingredient is not some type of protein blend, don’t even bother with the bar. Also, don’t be fooled by bars that claim to have low or no carbs. Most of these bars are going to substitutealcohols in place of the carbohydrates. Forget about some of these sugar alcohols still causing the blood sugar to raise just as it would with carbohydrates. The noticeable side effect they can create is some serious bloating and a few trips to the bathroom. Not a pleasant experience.