Quest-a-licious

 Questbars. What’s the big deal? Okay, I have to hand it to Quest, they are really good at marketing. So many people rage over these bars, especially people who are into health and fitness. It’s almost like a new fad. You see them all over social media with members of the “fitfam” talking about how amazing they are. Creating recipes with Questbars that look better than any DQ Blizzard I’ve ever seen. These people are still lean and fit while consuming these delicious chocolaty bars on a daily basis. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!?!

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How can you eat these on a regular basis, and still promote a healthy lifestyle?

So, let’s do a little comparison here. If I had to choose I would probably grab a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as a choice of “candy”. Let’s compare it to my favourite Questbar at the moment, which is Double Chocolate Chunk. (Go here to buy your own Double Chocolate Chunk)

Reese’s PB Cup Double Chocolate Chunk Questbar
Calories 210 160
Fat 13g 6g
Protein 5g 20g
Carbs 24g 25g
Fibre 1g 16g
Sugar 21g 1g

 

After making these comparisons, what stands out?

First of all, the Double Chocolate Chunk has LESS calories, and over less than half the amount of fat compared to Reese’s PB Cup. Compare the 20g of protein in the Questbar to 5g in the PB Cup and that speaks for itself. Now, the carbs are basically the same in both products, but what stands out is the fibre and sugar content. Quest has 16g of fibre and 1g of sugar. Why is fibre important? A lot of people ignore its value. Fibre is good for so many reasons because it helps our digestive tract, helps us feel full longer, and it’s proven that people who consume more fibre are at lower risk of cardiovascular diseases (among a million other things).

Now in all honesty comparing a Reese PB Cup to a Ques bar is like comparing apples to oranges, but you get the point. Basically, a Questbar is a “bigger bang for your buck”. With fewer calories, more nutrient-dense value and to be completely honest, better tasting than any “candy” bar.

For more Questbar nutrition facts go here

“Let’s be honest, if you could eat candy all day and get lean, you probably would.”- Quest

Yes, Questbars are functional with their nutrient value, but my favourite thing about Quest, is that I can satisfy my sweet-tooth every day without having to indulge in other products that are full of sugar and trans-fat. I can eat these and know that they are contributing to my fitness goals. So many people think they have to deprive themselves from good-tasting food when they are trying to get fit, but you don’t have to do that with Quest!!

To give a little more perspective, below is a comparison of a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar to a McDonalds Chicken Snack Wrap & a Tim Horton’s tea biscuit.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dough Quest Bar

McDonalds

Chicken Snack Wrap

Tim Horton’s

Plain Tea Biscuit

Size 60g 112g 76g
Calories 190 290 240
Fat 8g 13g 9g
Protein 21g 14g 5g
Carbs 21g 30g 35g
Fiber 17g 3g 1g
Sugar 1g 2g 5g

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The lesson here is to eat more nutrient-dense foods (whether it be Quest or not). This means eating food that has a lot of nutritious value in terms of healthy carbs, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals for fewer calories. I mean look, a tea biscuit is 240 calories and has more fat than a Questbar, and I guarantee you, you will still be hungry after eating that biscuit (not worth it). Where is the fiber and where is the protein? It’s in the Questbar.

So, moral of the story: I love Questbars, Questbars are good. They are a must try if you haven’t already!!

Click here to buy Questbars (best choice I ever made ;))

 

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