What You Should Know
Carbohydrate control is important to anyone trying to lose or maintain weight. In fact, low-carb diets are so popular that restaurants and food retailers stock a variety of options for people needing foods low in carbs. When working out, proper replenishment of vitamins, good carbs, and protein is important for the muscles. EAS, which stands for Energy, Athletics, Strength, produces low-carb, high protein nutrition bars and shakes under the brand AdvantEDGE.
AdvantEDGE is available as either a protein bar or a shake. The company claims that the bars have 24 to 26 grams of protein and 24 vitamins and minerals, all while only consisting of 3 grams of net carbs. The EAS website offers its protein bars in packs of 36 for $68.04, which averages out to $1.89 per bar. The shakes are sold in packs of 24 for $47.94, or a little less than $2.00 a shake.
List of Ingredients
The EAS AdvantEDGE bars contain these ingredients: Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate, Whey Protein Concentrate), Maltitol Syrup, Dextrin, Maltitol, Ground Peanuts, Glycerine, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Partially Defatted Peanut Flour, Peanuts, Tapioca Starch. Contains less than 2% of the Following: Water, Cocoa, Calcium Carbonate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Nonfat Milk, Vitamin and Mineral Blend (Magnesium Oxide, Ferric Orthophosphate, Sodium Ascorbate, Dl-alpha-tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Beta-carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Chromium Chloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Phytonadione, Cyanocobalamin), Caramel Color, Guar Gum, Soy Lecithin, Mono-and Diglycerides, Partially Hydrogenated Soy Boil, Cream, Corn Maltodextrin, Sucralose, Butter (Cream, Salt), Sodium Phosphate and Carrageenan.
The EAS ready-to-drink shakes includes these ingredients: Filtered Water, Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, And Calcium Caseinate), Less Than 2% Of: High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Vitamin And Mineral Blend (Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Calcium Panto- thenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Manganese Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, Phytonadione, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Cyanocobalamin), Cottonseed Fiber, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Sucralose, Carrageenan, Acesulfame Potassium, Xanthan Gum, Red 3 And Blue 1.
EAS AdvantEDGE bars claim to help control carbohydrate intake while being an excellent source of nutritional protein for dieters and athletes. The 230 to 240 calorie bar can be eaten as a snack or used as a meal replacement. The read-to-drink shakes are 110 calories and can also act as a snack or as part of a light meal. Dieters and athletes can choose from a variety of bar flavors, including chocolate cream pie, cookie and cream, chocolate chip brownie, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter crisp, and double chocolate. The shakes are available in chocolate fudge, French vanilla, strawberry cream, dark chocolate, and caf