Meat-based protein bars are trending so The Doctors are giving them a taste! Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra shares that these bars typically have 13g of protein but unlike other protein bars, they aren’t loaded with sugar. Typical protein bars have about 30g of sugar!
OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry shares that women typically need about 46g of protein per day and males need 56g. While these bars can't be the sole protein source they are a way to incorporate it into your diet. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon notes that we all know the importance of having protein in general. Protein is useful in weight loss in that it could help to curb your appetite.
Unlike the jerky The Doctors reminisce about from their childhood, these bars have way fewer ingredients. Dr. Batra shares the bar they are tasting contains beef, dried cherries, walnuts, lactic acid, salt, celery powder, black pepper and habanero. This is a more natural option than many of the protein bars out there which get their protein from sugar alcohols or whey.
So… what do The Doctors think? Psychiatrist Dr. Ish Major says he gets a hint of a Slim Jim and Dr. Ordon says he thinks he likes a good-old fashioned Slim Jim better! Dr. Nita describes it as being like “brownie meat.”
Dr. Nita points out that some people do love these bars! “When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, you need to know you have options. Everything doesn’t work for everybody but if this works for you, that’s just a great option for you to have in your arsenal,” says Dr. Ish.