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Glo Bars Review

Legit Beautifier or Over-hyped Scam? (Nutritionist Reacts)

What if a fiber rich nutrition bar was all you needed to have that radiant glow that makes some people so attractive? That’s the Glo Bars promise.

This is a bold claim, so can Glo Bars deliver?

Let me be the judge of that!

Glo Bars are a great mid-day snack or after-dinner treat, and they’re nutritious enough for breakfast too.

There are also 14 grams of prebiotic fiber in a single Glo Bar, which is 56% of the daily recommended intake.

Prebiotic fiber can help:

  • Probiotics survive the voyage to your large intestine so that they can continue to act as good bacteria in your gut
  • You feel fuller, thus eating fewer calories each day
  • Get your body to store less fat
  • To increase your metabolic rate
  • To re-establish a healthy microbiome in the intestines

Today, we’re going to ensure that finding the best prebiotic fiber plant protein bar that’s right for you won’t be a quest anymore.

After looking at some pros and cons, we’ll examine what makes them good or terrible. Finally, we’ll use a scale of 1 to 5 evaluating their nutritional macros, fiber content, sugar content, and value to determine if Glo Bar is a legit beautifier or a bogus hoax!​

What Is the Glo Bar?

Many people are turning to vegan or keto diets for various reasons, including animal welfare, moral beliefs, and weight loss.

You should not have to hunt for a yummy and nutritious treat if you decide to go down this road.

It is hard to find a bar with a lot of protein and fiber if you’re on a low-carb or plant-based diet.

Glo Bars are 100% vegan, nut-based, high in fiber, and low in carbs.

Those who are on a vegan or keto diet would love these babies!

Besides being low in carbs, these bars come in eight delicious flavors, so you’ll never run out of options.

  • Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt
  • Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
  • Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt
  • Double Chocolate Brownie Batter
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Birthday Cake

Raw Revolution, a company specializing in raw and vegan food products, is the brains behind Glo Bars. These nut-based snacks, both vegan and gluten-free, have gained notoriety for their superior taste and nutritional value.

A new range of Glo Bars contains coconut, coconut oil and is nut-free. Keep an eye out for them as they launch.

One enthusiast had the following to say:

“…all natural products and just what I need to give me the protein and the carryover when I am lacking a meal or when I’m really hungry after work out.”

Anji Bugeja

Plant-based globars sampler pack

Glo Bars Nutritional Macros

Understanding the nutritional macros of your protein bar is crucial to ensuring that you are getting the proper balance of nutrients.

Even though a protein bar claims to be keto or vegan, you should always check the fine print.

Why?

Because the nutritional macros will show you how much the protein bar is made of, and if you aim to keep under certain carbs or sugar levels, it will be simple to count/login your macros.

You need macronutrients to perform at your optimum.

The three principal components of a human diet are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. You need to supplement these nutrients since your body either doesn’t create or produce enough.

These are Glo Bars’ macros:

  • Total calories 190
  • Calories from Fat 100
  • Proteins 11 g
  • No trans fats and cholesterol
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Sodium 100 mg
  • Potassium 130 mg
  • Total carbs 19 g
  • Dietary fiber 13 g
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 35%

Pros and Cons of Glo Bars

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The Takeaway
While it’s true that a healthy gut can help your skin, the fiber in Glo Bars is unlikely to make a difference. They contain enough artificial ingredients that I can’t recommend them.
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Pros
Kosher gluten-free soy-free and vegan
Well-balanced macronutrients
11g of fiber to keep you full for long
Eight distinct flavors to choose from
Cons
The flavor of the cashews and almonds mixes perfectly with the sea salt but it can sometimes overpower the caramel
Although these bars are good there are instances of product inconsistency
Not recommended for people on lectin-free diets because they contain lectins such as peanuts cashews pea protein powder and Chia seeds
Texture varies from different online stores
2.5

Rating the Glo Bar

Raw Revolution chocolate chip cookie dough Glo Bar

Raw Revolution believes in making products that make you glow from the inside out!

Let’s see if these claims are valid by evaluating Glo Bars’ nutritional macros, texture and flavor, fiber content, sugar content, components, and value.

Still not sure? Check out these reviews of other fiber rich bars we tested:

Texture and Taste

The Glo Bars hold together nicely since the high fiber content comes from a tapioca extract.

The Glo Bars are gluten-free, vegan, and contain no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.

On the other hand, peanut butter bars may be too oily or dry to taste good at times.

Because they’re thicker and chewier, the caramel bars are less likely to get trapped in your teeth.

The Glo Bars at least live up to their claims, with eight different flavors to select from.

Macros

Each flavor of Glo Bars is kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, features raw-sprouted superfoods, and includes:

  • 13 grams of fiber
  • 3 grams of sugar
  • 35% of your daily iron intake

Plant Protein or Fiber Content

Glo Bars are free of soy. Instead, they contain a protein blend derived from nuts, seeds, pea, and brown rice syrup.

The bars have roughly 11-12 grams of protein, typical for most vegan protein bars.

Ingredients

This is one of the best vegan protein bars on the market in terms of ingredients.

The ingredients include:

  • Raw Rev Ultra Superfood Blend (peanuts, pea protein, brown rice protein, organic hemp protein, coconut oil, Chia seeds, sprouted flax seeds)
  • Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (prebiotic fiber from tapioca)

Glo Bars use raw vegan protein sources devoid of soy. Instead, relying on a protein combination derived from nuts, seeds, pea, and rice.

Unfortunately, they contain prebiotic fiber from tapioca, a nutritionally inferior source of proteins and nutrients. Additionally, tapioca is unsuitable for people on a low-carb diet because it’s high in carbs.

Value

Since some top bars include at least 20g or more of protein, this bar is more costly than average in terms of value.

Even yet, the average protein bar costs around $2, so getting one that’s free of artificial ingredients is a great deal.

Low Sugar

Glo Bars are sugar-free and lack artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols, making them ideal for anyone looking to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. In addition, sugar content is lower than in most other bars, which is a plus!

Glo Bar vs. Human Food Bar

Glo Bars are dairy-free, vegan, and non-GMO. All the flavors are high in antioxidants and superfoods, as well as protein, fiber, and heart-healthy Omega fats. In addition, they have low sugar content.

Did we mention that they’re also good for the environment because all of their ingredients are lightly processed, requiring less heating and cooling?

Overall, Glo Bars have a lot to offer, and they have served as a source of inspiration for our Human Food Bar when developing a better plant protein bar.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Glo Bars and Human Food Bar at a macro-level.

  Glo Bar Human Food Bar
Dietary fiber 13 g, of prebiotic fiber 8 –-10 g, of prebiotic fiber and resistant starch
Sugar levels Around 3 g a serving Only 3 g a serving
Total fat 11 g 14 g
Total sugars 3 g 3 g
Lectin-free No Yes
Protein 1g, but from artificial fiber sources 10g, from multiple fiber sources (prebiotic fiber and resistant starch)
Superfoods Yes, like pea protein, organic brown rice protein, and raw organic hemp protein Yes — tiger nuts, baobab, and cacao
Calories 190 200

The Glo Bar is an excellent plant-based protein bar that comes close to our product in terms of quality.

A downside to the Glo Bar is that it contains several ingredients with lectins. Lectins are undesirable because they can obstruct the absorption of nutrients such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.

It’s important to mention that lectins may have some health benefits if consumed in tiny amounts, but in enormous quantities, will cause your body difficulty in absorbing the nutrients.

On the other hand, the Human Food Bar is a microbiota enhancer and contains various prebiotic fibers (tiger nuts, chicory root, baobab, flax), making it the clear winner. In addition, green banana flour, which is resistant to starch, is the base ingredient in this bar.

Furthermore, our bar guarantees our customers eat two superfoods that have been consumed for thousands of years in their diets (baobab and cacao).

the human food bar

Related: 4 Awesome Tiger Nut Health Benefits

What’s Our Verdict?

As mentioned, all of Raw Revolution’s Glo Bars are dairy-free, vegan, non-GMO, and filled with many raw ingredients.

They also contain tons of high-antioxidant and superfood ingredients, are full of protein, fiber, healthy Omega fats, and have very little sugar.

Each bar has around 180 calories. 100 of which are from healthy fats, 15 grams of protein, 14 grams of fiber, and only 2 grams of sugar, depending on the flavor you choose.

So, does this make it a recommendable protein bar?

Yes, it does.

Is it a legit beautifier?

Not really. That’s because it contains ingredients with lectins and tapioca, both of which can cause digestive problems and other health issues. However, it is better than most plant-based protein bars on the market.

Is it better than the Human Food Bar?

No, our bar is still superior.

The Human Food Bar is superior in that it is a microbiome booster. As we get older, our bodies become less efficient at absorbing nutrients. Therefore, we need to eat more foods with microbiome boosters to keep our microbiota healthy.

Additionally, the Human Food Bar can be used by those following Dr. Gundry/Plant Paradox’s diet, which is lectin-free and plant-based.

Prebiotic fiber and resistant starch are also abundant in the Human Food Bar. The bar can, therefore:

  • Help maintain a healthy digestive system and intestines
  • Reduce hunger and food cravings by increasing sensation of fullness
  • Reduce inflammation and boost the immune system
  • Boost the body’s ability to absorb calcium, which is essential for strong bones
  • Improve one’s well-being

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all Glo Bars gluten-free?

Yes. All the components in Glo Bars are free of gluten and derived from non-gluten-infected sources.

What is so special about prebiotic fiber?

Excellent bacteria in your gut thrive in an environment conducive to good digestive health, and prebiotic fiber helps support the growth of these beneficial microorganisms.

We discussed the 11 best prebiotic foods in one of our informative blog posts.

Why is kosher food seen as high quality?

Kosher is any food that follows Jewish dietary laws and does not contain any non-kosher ingredients, such as pork or shellfish.

 

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Remy is the founder of Human Food Bar. A health and wellness enthusiast based in Berkeley, California with a deep interest in dietary nutrition, he's well versed in the Plant Paradox, Keto, Paleo and Vegan diets. He has a borderline obsession with nutrition bars that eventually gave birth to the Human Food Bar. In his free time he likes to blog, cook, mixologize, garden and mountain bike.
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Remy is the founder of Human Food Bar. A health and wellness enthusiast based in Berkeley, California with a deep interest in dietary nutrition, he's well versed in the Plant Paradox, Keto, Paleo and Vegan diets. He has a borderline obsession with nutrition bars that eventually gave birth to the Human Food Bar. In his free time he likes to blog, cook, mixologize, garden and mountain bike.
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