Unlike many bars that have a laundry list of ingredients, Quest bars are pretty healthy because they contain only a handful of natural ingredients that won't hurt your healthy lifestyle. Are they the healthiest food on the planet? No. They are a processed food. However, compared to the other processed foods out there, they beat just about all of them!
My two favorite flavors are the "apple pie" and "chocolate chip cookie dough" - however they have a huge assortment of flavors and you might want to try the variety pack to sample them all.
Quest bars do contain almonds and dairy, so if you are sensitive to either of those two things, you might want to avoid them. And certainly, don't eat one at every meal. I would cap it at 1-2 bars per day. I have a very sensitive stomach which makes me vary to eat bars, however these sit with me just fine. I can't recommend them enough!
Quest Bars Have Dairy, Right?
Yes, quest bars contain whey protein, which is a type of dairy. However, whey protein has the caesin protein removed. Caesin is the part of milk that tends to be harder to digest for most people. It's different for everyone, but by and large whey protein is the eaiser type of dairy protein to absorb. Quest bars are also lactose free.
Some health professionals recommend that certain people avoid dairy. If you have been instructed to avoid dairy, then don't eat Quest bars. Otherwise, dairy is part of a well rounded diet.
Grab Your Quest Bar Variety Box Here, or Try the Birthday Cake Flavor.
These Brands of Bars Have Lots of Dairy Free Options
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