Are Fiber One™ bars a healthy snack?
Yes, Fiber One™ bars can be a healthy snack if you enjoy them in moderation. Depending on the variety you choose, the bars can be fairly low-calorie or a good source of protein. They're also a tasty way to increase your fiber intake, a dietary requirement many adults don't get enough of. Current research suggests dietary fiber helps lower cholesterol levels, may help regulate blood sugar and is essential for digestive health. Moderation is important because Fiber One™ bars contain added sugars, a source of energy with no nutritional value.
How much fiber do I need in my diet?
Based on current dietary guidelines, most adults need between 22 and 34 grams of fiber per day. Yet, many people eat about 15 grams. Numerous studies suggest that eating enough fiber helps reduce your risk of future health complications, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. A chewy Fiber One™ oats and chocolate bar has 9 grams of fiber.
Are Fiber One™ protein bars vegan?
One of the main challenges of a plant-based diet is finding acceptable sources of protein. While some vegetarians might consider enjoying a chewy Fiber One™ protein bar, Fiber One™ products are not vegan-friendly because they're made with milk and eggs. They also contain palm oil, an ingredient many vegans prefer avoiding.
What nutrients will I get from Fiber One™?
The nutritional value of Fiber One™ products vary by type. For example, Fiber One™ Protein Bars have between 120-130 calories, 6 grams of protein, 7-8 grams of fiber and 2 grams of sugar. Fiber One™ Soft-Baked Bars all have 70 calories, 6 grams of fiber and 2 grams of sugar. Calcium and iron content varies by product line and flavor. If you're looking for a Fiber One™ product with more nutritional value, Fiber One™ Original Bran Cereal might be the better option. A 2/3 cup serving has 90 calories, 18 grams of dietary fiber, no sugar and 20% DV of the following vitamins and minerals: Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12. Zinc Fiber One™ Original Bran Cereal also has niacin (10%), phosphorus (6%), calcium (10%), vitamin C (10%), Riboflavin (10%) and magnesium (8%). Daily Values (DV) are based on the average 2000 calorie per day diet.