MRE Bar vs. B.A.R.: What's the Difference?

MRE Bar vs. B.A.R.: What's the Difference?

In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, taking a break for a meal can be a challenging task. Also, as technology is progressing, the need for more nutrition-rich foods is in high demand. Especially in the fitness and bodybuilding world, the need for foods based on the essential nutrients is one of the main prerequisites for success. And while the importance of the dietary supplements revolutionized this sport, the emergence of the nutrition bars has been somewhat undermined. Yet, these tasty products can have a significant impact on the process of body transformation. 

However, there are hundreds of these nutritional bars on the shelf. And with so much to choose from, the ultimate question is which ones are the most effective? This article will provide an insight into Redcon1’s two new unique bars.

B.A.R. – Breakfast at the Ready
According to some reports, there are more than 31 million Americans that skip breakfast in the morning. Many gym regulars that do their work out in the mornings have a limited time for an early meal.

That is where Redcon1’s B.A.R comes into the picture. Our new breakfast bar is the perfect option for a quick early snack. Also, this unique bar is a great replacement for your favorite cereal and milk, but with no spilling and no mess. Combined with an amazing taste and texture, and its 20 grams whey isolate, and whey concentrate blend, makes this gluten-free cereal bar is ideal for a quick on the go breakfast or a tasty guilt-free snack. Furthermore, B.A.R. contains 0 transfats and a low trace of cholesterol. The combination of 4g of fiber and 30g of calcium make the breakfast bar an ideal morning snack replacement. 

Nevertheless, a proper protein bar goes beyond having a high amount of essential nutrients. The taste is very important too. Currently B.A.R offers three different flavors. The Rainbow Breakfast, Crunch Cinnamon Bits and Fruity Cereal. 

Another bar that can offer amazing taste and great benefits is the MRE Bar. Yet, the ultimate question is how this protein bar is different from other protein bars in the market? The first that comes to mind is the excess amount of sugar many of the bars have. Some of the products contain up to 20 grams per single bar. Yet the MRE bar is different and can be a great snack replacement that limits your sugar intake and doesn’t bring it to excess.

The MRE bar has 6g of sugar with a healthy ratio of 29g carbohydrates and 20g of protein that’s balanced with 9g of fats. This macro balanced formula is the perfect option to fuel your training session. Also, it can significantly limit the potential insulin spike and you can perform at your best.

The MRE bar has only 260 total calories and it’s the perfect snack size meal while on the go, or pre-workout, that’s loaded with proper nutrition made from real food and won’t make you feel overfull. 

The Difference 
While both bars can offer a broad spectrum of benefits and amazing taste, the main question is what the difference between these delicious bars? And while both have 20g of a high protein blend, the two bars can be used at different times of the day. For example, the B.A.R. is a perfect snack option for the early morning. It is an ideal option for the early birds in the gym. The B.A.R. can be a great energy source that will support intensive morning workouts. Also, the B.A.R. contains 190 calories which replicate a light morning snack meal. 

The B.A.R. is a fast and convenient way to get more protein – which can increase the morning protein synthesis, stimulate muscle mass growth and keep fat off. Combined with a higher level of testosterone in the mornings, the results can be a lot more noticeable.  
Another difference that makes the B.A.R. unique is the solid levels of fiber. This is because there are lots of benefits of a high fiber diet. In that context, the breakfast bar can be good for those that have high blood pressure. According to a research study, protein bars that have a high fiber presence can help reduce blood pressure. This can optimize your abilities to exercise in the mornings.

On the other side, the MRE Bar is more suitable as a midday snack replacement. This is since the MRE Bar has 260 total calories per bar which makes a perfect midday snack size meal. This is also beneficial as it can improve your metabolism. The medium level of calories will enable the body to quickly digest the protein. This will also speed up the process of building a lean muscle mass. Moreover, it has slightly less fiber compared to the B.A.R. But, it can still be effective for lowering the blood pressure. 

It is well documented that many people tend to have a large meal for lunch. After all, the need for protein is great when you build muscle. Combined with that, another difference of the MRE Bar is that it can be used as a post-workout snack or before bed snack. According to a research study, a protein bar eaten before sleep can increase protein synthesis more than whey protein supplements. Therefore, it is safe to say that this protein bar can be your perfect protein dosage. 

All in all, these two protein bars can be a great addition to your nutritional plan. They are tasty and pleasant way to fuel your body with the essential protein that is needed for a muscle mass growth. The B.A.R. can be a great morning energy snack. And the MRE Bar can be a tasty add-on that will optimize protein synthesis.

Chris Hazen | @thechrishazen |