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Max Protein Bar Choco Fudge Bar contains protein blend 31% (soy nuggets, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, soy concentrate), brown rice syrup, milk compound 15%, (sugar, edible vegetable oil, milk solids, cocoa solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin), vanilla flavours), edible vegetable oil, dietary fiber 7%, (Fructooligosacharide, chicory root fiber), almonds 5%, whole grain rolled oats, 4.4%, raisins 2.5%, cashew nuts 2%, humectant (glycerine), fructose, cocoa powder, milk solids, flax seeds, emulsifier (soy lecithin), binding agent (guar gum), soy protein isolate, tribasic calcium phosphate, salt, citric acid, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (vitamin C), glutamine and amino acids.
The product mentions that it contains salt as an ingredient but doesn’t mention the exact amount of it on the food label. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
It contains a high amount of sugar at 10.7 gm per 75 gm serving size and 30 grams of net carbohydrates. This is not a low carb friendly protein bar.
It contains an unspecified edible vegetable oil, this food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used. Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 6 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product is a safe occasional snack for most people, except for the high sugar and the unspecified vegetable oil in it. The maltitol could cause gastric distress in some people but is generally harmless. As a protein supplementation product, this is safe. 
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 6 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is a wholesome protein-energy supplement for most people. 
Ingredients of concern in Max Protein Active Choco Fudge Bars

  • Edible Vegetable Oil 
  • Salt
  • Sugar

Edible Vegetable Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy  balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Salt
High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Sugar
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose.  We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Protein blend 31% (soy nuggets, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, soy concentrate), 
  • Brown rice syrup, 
  • Milk compound 15%, (milk solids, cocoa solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin), vanilla flavours), 
  • Dietary fiber 7%, (Fructooligosacharide, chicory root fiber), 
  • Almonds 5%,
  • Whole grain rolled oats 4.4%, 
  • raisins 2.5%, 
  • Cashew nuts 2%, 
  • Humectant (glycerine), 
  • Fructose, 
  • Cocoa powder, 
  • Milk solids, 
  • Flax seeds, 
  • Emulsifier (soy lecithin), 
  • Binding agent (guar gum), 
  • Soy protein isolate, 
  • Tribasic calcium phosphate, 
  • Citric acid, 
  • Vitamins, 
  • Minerals, 
  • Antioxidants (vitamin C), 
  • Glutamine
  • Amino acids

 
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