Are Granola Bars a Smart Breakfast Choice?

Granola bars are a fast, easy way to get breakfast on the go. But are they a healthy choice as well? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a clear “yes” or “no.” It differs from granola bar to granola bar. Here’s what you need to know to choose the healthiest granola bars to get you through the day.

Oat Fiber

Oat fiber is a healthy component of granola bars that can help reduce cholesterol and stave off hunger for hours. Most granola bars have a good amount of oat fiber because they’re made mostly with oats, in addition to other components like nuts and dried fruits.

Avoid Granola Bars With a Lot of Chocolate

Not all granola bars are as healthy as they seem. Bars with a lot of chocolate in them, in the form of chocolate chunks mixed into the granola or chocolate drizzle over the top of the bar, they are little more than a “healthified” candy bar. Steer clear of chocolate heavy bars and instead opt for plain granola bars or bars with fruits and nuts.

Choose Granola Bars With Lots of Protein

In order to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime, opt for a granola bar that has a significant amount of protein. Peanut butter is a great source of healthy protein, and many granola bars have protein added to them.

When you make smart breakfast choices, even when you’re on the go, your body will thank you. Sun Vending offers high quality, state-of-the-art vending for companies in Southern California with over 100 employees. Call now to learn about our healthy vending machine snacks and drink selections.

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