Healthiest Nutrition Bars

Walking down the aisles in a grocery store can overwhelm a shopper looking for healthy nutrition bars. Numerous brands use a variety of flavors in marketing their bars as “healthy.” But truly healthy nutrition bars must be made from organic and natural ingredients and provide vitamins, minerals, protein and good carbohydrates without added sugar or preservatives.

Clif Bar

In 1992, Clif Bar was developed after a 175-mile bike ride that left Gary, Clif Bar’s founder, hungry for a better-tasting energy bar. Every Clif Bar is made from organic ingredients and free of toxic pesticides, synthetic chemicals, trans fats, hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. Not only does Clif Bar produce a healthy nutrition bar, the company is involved in the community by being committed to sustainability.

Clif Bar & Company
1610 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(800) 254-3227
clifbar.com

Zone Perfect

Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars were developed to provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. There are 19 flavors of Zone Perfect bars made from all-natural flavors and ingredients. Each bar provides essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. For example, the Chocolate Peanut Butter provides 14 grams of protein, 3 g of fiber, 35 percent of daily value of Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 and 50 percent of daily value of Vitamin C.

Zone Perfect
222 Rosewood Drive, 5th Floor
Danvers, MA 01923
(800) 404-8171
zoneperfect.com

Larabar

Inspired by a hike in the Rocky Mountains, Larabar was founded in 2000 in a quest to produce a healthier nutrition bar with fewer ingredients. Each Larabar is made from natural, whole ingredients and free of articifial ingredients, sweeteners, preservatives, flavorings and fillers. There are 16 flavors, using two to eight ingredients, composed of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices that provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, healthy fats and good carbohydrates.

Larabar
PO Box 18932
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 945-1155
larabar.com

About this Author

Based in Nebraska, Jeremy Hoefs began writing outdoor, hunting and fitness articles in 2006. His articles have been published in “Star City Sports,” “Hunting Fitness Magazine” and RutWear field journals. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.