Eating Nutri-Grain bars in Obesity: Is it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: Nutri-Grain bars are not very good for obesity. Because they have a lot of added sugar, low fiber and low protein.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body composition, metabolism and health.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat that can interfere with your hormones, inflammation and energy balance.

This can lead to various health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, appetite, satiety and nutrient status, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume foods that are high in protein, fiber, water and micronutrients, like lean meats, eggs, beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables.

These foods can help you feel full, preserve muscle mass, boost your metabolism and provide essential vitamins and minerals.

You should avoid foods that are high in calories, fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates, like pastries, candies, sodas, chips and fast food.

These foods can increase your hunger, slow down your metabolism and promote fat storage.

Now, Nutri-Grain bars are soft baked breakfast bars that contain whole grains and fruit filling.

People usually eat them as a quick snack or breakfast on the go.

Nutri-Grain bars are not very good for obesity because they contain a lot of added sugar, low fiber and low protein.

One bar (37 g) can give you 130 calories, 3.5 g of fat (0.5 g saturated), 140 mg of sodium, 25 g of carbohydrates (1 g fiber, 12 g sugar) and 2 g of protein.

Sugar can spike your blood sugar levels and insulin response, which can increase your appetite and fat storage.

Fiber can help you feel full and regulate your digestion.

Protein can help you preserve muscle mass and increase your metabolic rate.

Furthermore, Nutri-Grain bars are a processed food and processed foods are generally bad for obesity.

Because they tend to be high in calories, low in nutrients and have artificial ingredients that can affect your hormones and gut health.

That’s why I suggest you limit your Nutri-Grain bar intake to occasional treats or emergencies.

Stick to one bar or less per day to minimize the negative effects on your weight and health.

Also, you shouldn’t eat Nutri-Grain bars if you have diabetes or prediabetes to prevent blood sugar spikes and complications. Because they have a high glycemic index and load.

You can store them in a cool and dry place for up to six months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a calorie-controlled and nutrient-dense diet to improve their overall well-being and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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