Blog post from “The Health Reporter” – http://thehealthreporter.tv
August 20, 2009...11:41 pm
Clif Bar v. PowerBar
Q: I read your comparison between Clif Bar and the Nature Valley Granola Bar.
How does Clif Bar compare to PowerBar? ~ S.G., San Francisco, CA
A: PowerBar® makes slightly smaller bars than Clif Bar. A
PowerBar is 2.29 oz. (64.8g) as compared to Clif Bar which is
2.4 oz. (68g). For this side-by-side comparison, the PowerBar
nutritional information was calculated to match the larger 2.4 oz
Note: Food labels list percentages of nutrients based on the
amount you should consume each day — your Recommended
Dietary Allowance (RDA). The term Percent Daily Value (DV)
is used to declare what one serving of the food provides in relation to the established
PowerBar and Clif Bar are fairly equal in calories with Clif Bar having more fat, but
slightly less saturated fat. Clif Bar has five times more dietary fiber and Power Bar has
zero insoluble fiber compared to Clif Bar with 4 gms. PowerBar is void of 17 of the
vitamins and minerals that are found in Clif Bar.
Clif Bar also has over twice the protein and over 2.5 times more
potassium than PowerBar. Potassium, an essential element, works with
sodium to maintain normal water balance and plays a key role in muscle
contraction. It is lost from muscle during exercise and through sweat.
THR Tip: Choose Clif Bar as a quick, nutritional energy source.
It outperforms the PowerBar Performance Energy Bar with its
significantly higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Moreover, athletes and
exercisers are especially prone to potassium loss during workouts and Clif Bar packs in
considerably more of this essential electrolyte.
(See previous post on Clif Bar v. Nature Valley Granola Bar.)
Nutritional Facts Clif Bar
Calories from fat
6g (9% DV)