Are Quest Bars Healthy?

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UPDATE (April 2016): My follow up post on why Quest bars are no longer healthy –> Top 5 Quest Protein Bar Alternatives


What are Quest Bars?
Quest bars are low carb protein bars.

There are 2 lines of Quest bars which are nearly identical in terms of nutritional profile except for types of sweeteners used:
– Original line: sweetened with lo han guo (monk fruit) and sucralose
– Natural line: sweetened with stevia and erythritol

Summary of Quest Bars Nutritional Profile
Original line sweetened with lo han guo and sucralose

(depending on flavour)
Serving size = 1 bar (60g)
Calories = 170-210

Total fat 5-10g
Total carbs 21-25g
Dietary fibre 17-19g
Sugars  1-4g

Protein 20g

Natural line sweetened with stevia and erythritol
(depending on flavour)

Serving size = 1 bar (60g)
Calories = 160-170

Total fat 5-6g
Total carbs 25g
Dietary fibre 16-17g
Sugars  1-2g
Erythritol 4-6g

Protein 20g

Quest Bars: The Good and Bad
– high in quality protein (whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate).
– no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and added sugar.
– gluten free.
– high fibre to carb ratio (at least 60% fibre content out of total carbs), which is good for controlling appetite.
– no junk ingredients.
– healthy fats from nuts, nut butter and/or coconut oil.

– the original line contains the artificial sweetener, sucralose.
– can be a little chewy due to the high fibre content (on the plus side, this slows down eating and the fibre fills you up)

Due to their high protein and fibre content, Quest bars are great snacks to have in-between meals, pre- and post-workout, and late at night.  You can even enjoy these bars as a dessert simply by heating them up in the microwave for a few seconds so they become warm and soft.

Quest bars also appeal to people who are on a reduced carb diet since they are low in sugar and carbs. They have a high protein to carb ratio (4:5), and most of the total carbs are made up of fibre.

There are plenty of flavours to choose from, depending on your personal taste.

Overall, Quest bars have a good nutritional profile… much better than most protein bars out there.

Where to buy Quest Protein Bars
You can get Quest bars at the best deals by ordering online at:
–> eVitamins

***Do you eat Quest bars? Tell us what you like and dislike about them in the comment box below.***

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