High-fiber protein bars can sometimes be hard to find. Increasing your intake of fiber can help manage the effects of stress and improve your health. This post is part of our article on the best gluten-free protein bars. Learn what to look for when choosing a protein bar.
Below are our picks for high-fiber gluten-free protein bars. Looking for low-sugar or high-protein bars? Find them here.
Core bars contain whole food ingredients and are high in fiber. Each bar has 6 or 7 grams of prebiotic fibers per serving. These bars have 5 to 7 grams of protein that comes from nuts, gluten-free oats, and chia seeds.
Dates are what sweeten these bars. Some flavors also contain additional fruits. They also contain Bacillus coagulans, a type of beneficial bacteria that is similar to the lactobacillus and other probiotics. It works as a probiotic. It can help curb gas, constipation, and diarrhea.
Be aware there can be some side effects when taking the bacteria orally. They include allergic reactions. Women pregnant and nursing should not take this bacteria since there is not enough research on its effects on this population.
B. coagulans may interfere with antibiotics and immunosuppressant medications. It was safe when taken orally for a period of six months or less. When taken as directed no reactions occurred. Research does not show if the same things happen when it is put in foods. So proceed with caution and talk to your doctor before trying these bars.
Raw Revolution bars have double and triple the fiber content of other gluten-free protein bars. This is because they contain a large number of high fiber foods such as hemp protein, chia seeds, and flax seeds. It also has prebiotic fiber from tapioca. This gives these bars between 13 and 14 grams of fiber per serving.
The sugar content runs from 2 to 5 grams per serving and comes from cane sugar. As the name states, the ingredients include raw whole food sources such as raw organic chia seeds, raw organic sprouted flax, and raw organic hemp protein. They also offer a good amount of protein ranging from 10 to 15 grams per serving depending on the flavor. They are suitable for those who are vegan or looking for a plant-based protein bar.
Seitenbacher Bars are gluten-free protein bars. The protein source is milk from free-range cows in the Swiss Alps. They are covered with German chocolate and contain almonds. This bar offers a high-fiber snack with 14 grams per serving that comes from beets and hazelnuts. These bars have 13 grams of sugar per serving. Cane sugar is the source of sweeteners.
The protein content is adequate with 16 grams of protein coming from the milk protein. The milk is mechanically filtered. This mild treatment guarantees a less processed protein, which is rich in whey protein as well as casein.
One thing to note is this product contains GMO-free soy lecithin which is a soy product. If you are concerned about soy content then you would want to avoid this bar. They also come in strawberry and vanilla flavors.
Primal Thin is a bar that has just 4 ingredients: organic grass-fed whey protein, prebiotic tapioca fiber, sunflower butter, and monk fruit extract. It is a high protein bar with 20 grams of protein and 18 grams of fiber. Monk fruit has been found to bothersome to some individuals. Learn more about monk fruit.
R.E.D.D. Plant-Based Protein Bars are a higher fiber bar. These are a little controversial for some age populations and should be avoided in those on certain medications. The tapioca fiber, chia seeds, hemp protein, and pumpkin seed protein are what help give this bar a higher fiber content (7 to 12 grams of fiber per serving).
This bar has its own superfood blend the includes Maca Root Powder, Cordyceps Mushroom Powder, Reishi Mushroom Powder, Chaga Mushroom Powder, Goji Berry Powder, Acai Powder, Turmeric. It is sweetened with monk fruit extract and has between 3 and 5 grams of sugar per serving depending on the bar.
This bar also contains Bacillus Coagulans. This bacteria works as a probiotic and has been found to help curb gas, constipation, and diarrhea. There have been some side effects reported when taking the bacteria orally. They include allergic reactions.
Women pregnant and nursing should not take this bacteria since there is not enough research on its effects on this population.
B. coagulans may interfere with antibiotics and immunosuppressant medications. It has been shown to be safe when taken orally for a period of six months or less. There were no reactions reported when taken as directed. Research does not show if the same things happen when it is put in foods. So proceed with caution and talk to your doctor before trying these bars.
Final Thoughts on High Fiber Protein Bars below
These bars can be a good substitute for protein intake when on the go but they are no replacement for a healthy diet. It is important to get adequate nutrient intake from other protein sources and vegetables on a daily basis.
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