Nature Valley chewy Trail Mix Bar..

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Yummmmmmmm

As a regular consumer of Nature Valley granola bars, their new fruity and nutty trail mix bar is really yummy...
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Well Jay that was....a....great post!!.....sure it was
...uh huh.
I'm a "fruit by the foot" fan myself

LL cool B
 

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Hey, people post threads on how Rachel Weisz is yummy, let me have my granola bar!
I've been a regular NV guy myself, snacking on one after biking to work, just to replenish the muscles.
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Nature Valley granola bars, their new fruity and nutty trail mix bar
Hey Jay, you're a healthy guy, right? Tell me, are these things helpful in any way whatsoever? I've been buying them by the case at Costco ($7 for a couple dozen) and for some time was eating one every day. I never could figure out if they were doing me any good, however, and haven't gotten around to replenishing my supply for a couple of weeks now. So, what's the scoop? Are they actually good for you, or are they just another snack bar?
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I'd like to think I'm healthy at least.
As long as I continue to ride alot, I eat anything and everything. At work, whenever there's free food around, I'm there! In fact, our department secratary always calls me when customers are here and we feed them lunch and stuff and they're leftovers. She keeps worrying that I'm becoming too skinny and gonna disappear

Well, I like the Nature Valley stuff cause it's simple, real, and tastes good. Yeah, I've got a stack of Clif bars, PowerBars, Gu, etc at home but usually I go for the plain old granola bars, GORP, or something else cause it tastes better. Protein is what you feed to your muscles within 1/2 hour of exercising or so to replenish so really, anything with protein in it is fine. The energy bars typically have more protein than the NV bars but they'll also have more fat which really isn't that good no matter how much exercise you are doing. If I was a racer and really wanted to keep thin, I'd be much more aware of the fat that I'm injesting but since I'm not, I don't care, I'll eat anything.
I think if you are eating snacks and stuff, granola bars are probably one of the better ones to eat. You can even make your own too with a little work too.
So, eating a bar or any high protein snack during and after work/exercise is a good thing according to the experts. Liquid stuff like Cytomax is also great during long bike rides and stuff cause it's more easily digestable than solid food and it's cheaper than those energy bars. I've also heard alot of stuff about the new Accelerade and EnerRx powders too.
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Oops, I made a major booboo, when I said that I've heard alot of stuff on the net about Endurox R4 not enerRx which I think is that stupid infomercial on DishNetwork playing these days... Endurox R4 and Accelerade are made by the same company and accelerade is fairly new.
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Thanks for the info.

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Those sound good. I need to start eating healthier snacks again so I'll check them out!
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Yeah, I tend to stick to the cheap, either homemade GORP, or simple things like granola bars (the NV ones being my favorite, I really like the Cinnamon ones the best). Save the energy bars for the racers or endurance athletes. Most of them are expensive and really not necessary unless you are like substituting meals with them or cannot afford to bonk (which sucks BTW). Otherwise, none of them taste that great and they're expensive.
A good cheap GORP recipy that I like is
Raisins
Peanuts
Sunflower Seeds
M&Ms (peanuts or regular)
Coconut flakes (high fat content but they're really yummy!)
and any other kind of nut that you like or have would work.
(Trader Joes (a natural foods kind of store) has some good gorp that you can buy if you don't have the time to make them, they have everything above except the coconut flakes but you can always add your own.)
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On the opposite end of the spectrum, try a high-protein/low carb bar, like Met-Rex or something like that. Talk about horrible! I take a bite of it, then a bite of a bananna and as sip of OJ just to get it down. Bla!
 

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