Harvard Health Blog
Are protein bars really just candy bars in disguise?
Posted December 15, 2015, 9:00 am Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications I was traveling by air recently and eating my usual “lunch on the go”—a protein bar and an apple. Across the aisle, I noticed another passenger eating a candy bar. It made me think about recent studies documenting the deplorable state of the average American diet, and the rising rates of obesity.