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12 Sep 2006

Energy Bars
How good are energy bars when you are trying to lose weight, especially when you eat them instead of a slab of chocolate
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Bee
Well it all depends on the type of energy bar you eat. Because they are supposed to boost energy (usually used by athletes, etc) such bars can have a high energy and fat content (e.g. 1872 kJ per 100g - check the weight on the label and calculate how much energy a bar contains, plus 23,3g of fat which is nearly 1/3 of your permitted fat intake when you are slimming). Other bars such as slimming bars will probably contain less energy and fat (e.g. 1120 kJ and 9.4 g of fat per 100g). Compared to milk chocolate with energy and fat contents of 2241 kJ and 30.6 g per 100g, the bars are less fattening, but it's better to stick to the slimming ones and to eat them in moderation.
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