BHU Fit Bars Review – Vegan, Primal, and Paleo Protein Bars
Sometimes I feel like it’s my quest in life to find things that are the best. The best foods, the best workouts, the best supplements, the best books.
And just so you know I do not take this quest lightly. I think it’s very important that I only recommend thing that are top notch.
In fact, you will not find anything on this blog that I do not recommend. It’s not my style. And it’s not that I don’t try things that I don’t like, it’s simply that I decided a long time ago to not talk about them.
With all of that said, I have found a protein bar that you might like…
The first thing that attracted me to the BHU Fit Bars (pronounced “boo” bars) was their concern for people with different dietary preferences. Meaning BHU Foods offers bars that are for people who follow the Vegan, Primal, and Paleo dietary guidelines.
Vegan – A person who does not eat or use animal products, or animal by products.
Primal – Very similar to the Paleo diet, although it includes saturated fats (like butter and coconut oil)
Paleo – Eat like a paleolithic man/woman. This includes meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, veggies, and seeds.
*if you’d like to look more into the Primal/Paleo differentiation checkout this article
When I’m analyzing any food product (with a label) the first thing I do is look at the ingredients, and what I’m looking for is the ability to recognize everything on that list.
Here’s an example of my favorite BHU protein bar ingredients– Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
INGREDIENTS Organic Pea Protein, Prebiotic Fiber (From Tapioca), Organic Cashews, Organic Palm Oil (Certified Sustainable), *Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Tapioca Flour, Water, Organic Vanilla, Monk Fruit, Sea Salt.
As you can see… it’s very straight forward, with nothing that you probably haven’t heard of.
Next I look at the Nutrition Facts.
NUTRITION FACTS Serving Size (45g) | Servings Per Container 1 | Calories 200 | Fat Calories 120 | Total Fat (13g) 20% | Saturated Fat (7g) 35% | Cholesterol (0mg) 0% | Sodium (160mg) 7% | Potassium (170mg) 5% | Total Carb(14g) 5% | Dietary Fiber (11g) 44% | Sugar 2g | Protein 13g | Vitamin A (0% DV) | Vitamin C (0% DV) | Calcium (2% DV) | Iron (20% DV) | Phosphorus (20% DV) | Magnesium (10% DV)
When looking at the Nutrition Facts that first thing to look for is SUGAR. If your bar has over 10 grams of sugar you should get rid of it. That is unless you’re eating it as a pre or post workout snack (where your body can use that sugar).
After checking for sugar, I’m looking to see if there is 10 or more grams of protein, checking that the fat is a quality source, and finally looking to see if there is any fiber.
These BHU Bars pass the test on all fronts – they are very low in sugar, they have quality fats, and they have a bunch of fiber.
These bars taste great, and during my test I gave away several of the bars to friends at the gym, where I consistently heard how much they liked them.
Some of my favorite flavors are…
* Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
* Chocolate Tart Cherry Pistachio
* Double Dark Chocolate Chip
Just a side note: you should have a goal that you’re looking to hit for you entire day of proteins, fats, and carbs.
Some other highlights to consider when looking a the BHU Bars…
* The are organic protein bars
* Non- GMO
* Gluten free
* And grass fed (depending on the bar)
Overall I think this is one of the best bars that I have come across, and think you should consider them for your next bar purchase.
Let me know if you have any questions!