4 Benefits of High Protein Nutrition Bars

by Robb Dorf on Feb 16, 2018

4 Benefits of High Protein Nutrition Bars
High protein nutrition bars are the convenient and quick-eat solution for weight watchers, athletes, bodybuilders, and the like looking to satisfy various dietary, health, or energy goals. The fact that these nutrition bars come in enticing flavors ranging from dark chocolate to peanut butter, makes them all the more attractive. This article looks into the benefits.

Benefit No. 1: Compact Way to get Recommended Daily Intake

Research shows that the majority of women aren’t getting as much protein as they should be. The busy woman with no time on hand to cook up protein snacks or shakes, not to mention having to carry the preparations in a container or two, would definitely prefer the readymade and compact protein bar. It takes little space in a purse. There is no need for refrigeration either.

Benefit No. 2: Nourishment Before and After Workout

The protein and added carbohydrates in the bar can provide energy to get you through your workout or training. They also provide the post-workout nutrition your body requires to build new muscle tissue, fixing whatever minute muscle tears occurred in the course of your exercise.

Benefit No. 3: Curbs your Appetite

It helps you to feel full and that in turn keeps away unwanted cravings.

Benefit No. 4: Effective Meal Substitute

When you’re aiming to reduce calories and therefore control your portions, high protein nutrition bars help with balancing regular food servings while also keeping you away from the rapid sugar spikes that are associated with eating unhealthy snacks. Having said that, a snack should ideally be used as a meal substitute only as part of a well-rounded diet. In other words, meal replacements should not be your sole source of daily nutrition. They may not supply all the antioxidants and nutrients available in whole grains, vegetables, and fresh fruit.

Doing it Right

Depending on your lifestyle and goals, you’ll have to read labels and make the right choices for you. One thing to do is assess the carbohydrate to protein ratio you’ll need. You should ideally aim for the following:

●  1:2 for fat loss
●  2:1 if you’re a gym-goer or looking to build muscle mass
●  Can go up to 4:1, especially for marathons or similar high endurance activities

At the bare minimum, the per serving protein content in your bar should be 10 grams. PureFit bars contain 18 grams.

Ideal calorie numbers vary from below 200 to 400 depending on whether you’re replacing a snack or using the bar after a workout. It also depends on your goals, gender, and weight.

To conclude, high protein nutrition bars are a handy way to meet personal protein requirements.