Gluten-Free Fitness Foods

Your quick and easy guide to which gluten-free snacks are raising the bar

June 16, 2011
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It's not that hard to put together a gluten-free snack (an apple with peanut butter or Greek yogurt and fruit are two great options), but we'll admit that it's a heck of a lot easier to grab a readymade bar when you're on the run. With the exploding popularity of gluten-free products, more energy bars made without gluten are appearing on the shelves. But when ingredients like wheat or flour are removed, sugar or fat is often added in its place to improve taste and texture, says Alysa Bajenaru, RD, author of the blog InspiredRD. Here, we go beyond the health halo and evaluate how seven gluten-free bars stack up against each other. Whether you have celiac disease or just want to try gluten-free, we've sussed out which energy bars you should skip, snack on, or eat after a workout.

Related: Try this gluten-free diet for runners!

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