Are Fiber Bars Healthy?

Do Fiber Bars boost your metabolism? Do they help or hinder when it comes to battling weight loss? Dr. Terry Simpson reveals why they may not be so good for your health after all in this quick video.

When it comes to fiber – bars are not the best.  They are high in calories and they have less fiber than you typically need. If you want fiber, increase your fruits and your vegetables.  There are a whole lot of benefits to getting fiber from these “non-processed” items:

(a) The have fewer calories

(b) They taste better

(c) They have more vitamins and nutrients

(d) They will keep you feeling full longer

While fiber bars are quick and easy to pick up and eat — so is fruit – -and when it comes to meals- having a full cup of vegetables for dinner is important to your digestive health, to keep you trim – and to make you feel satisfied for a long period of time.

By the way- when I say vegetables I don’t mean the starchy ones like potatoes or rice, or corn — I mean green ones– and I certainly don’t mean salad. One further tip – why get frozen vegetables that you heat in the microwave? Get fresh vegetables – -they will taste a whole lot better.

So save some money- buy some fruit.  It will taste better — and treat your body better.

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit

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