Energy bars are one of your favorite snacks for good reasons: They’re tasty, convenient, and relatively healthy. But with hundreds of brands and flavors to choose from, which is best? That depends.
More from Fitbie: Make a Healthier Energy Bar
“You need to consider when you plan to eat the bar,” says Tara Gidus, M.S., R.D., an Orlando-based sports dietitian. Before a run, for example, you want the right amount and type of carbs for an energy boost—without a trip to a porta potty. Afterward, you need more protein foods. Here’s how to find the perfect bar for every running situation.