5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Protein Bars

I like to think that the supplement industry has come a long way since it was focused on bodybuilding and was plastered with slogans like ‘take it if you dare’. It is now focused on enhancing athletic performance, helping those who want to achieve their dream physique and above all, promoting health and well-being while doing so.

Every human being needs protein. It is a fundamental macronutrient that our body needs for tissue growth, repair and maintenance. Below are five reasons why protein bars are great for everybody, not just dedicated gym goers and athletes.

1. Shopping

I know what you are thinking, typical girl talking about shopping, what does that have to do with me eating a protein bar? Well, protein is known to make us feel full for extended periods of time. This suppresses our appetite. So, when you next go on your weekly food shop, try eating a protein bar 20-30 minutes prior to visiting the supermarket. You will be less likely to buy junk food and snacks and will spend less on the food bill at the end of your shop J.

 

2. It can help with weight loss

As previously stated, eating protein bars suppresses appetite. This means you are less likely to snack on junk food between meals to boost your energy. You won’t need to because you will feel completely satisfied already! The additional bonus is that this effect can last for quite some time so you may find that you can reduce the portion sizes of your meals.

3. It makes you more attractive

Our hair, nails, skin and eyes are all made up of proteins. Therefore, consuming significant levels of protein is important to make us look good on the outside as well as feeling great on the inside. Rather than spending extortionate amounts of money slapping on face creams, why not see what happens when you eat a protein bar instead?

 

4. They taste delicious

Some of the bars on the market taste so great you will think it impossible that it is not a naughty snack! If you are a fan of milkyway chocolate bars, I would recommend trying XL Xtra Protein Bars. Now you can have a delicious chocolate snack and not feel guilty! If you prefer flapjacks, CNP Pro Flapjacks are an ideal choice for you!

5. It promotes Lean Muscle Development

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of muscles. Increasing your lean muscle mass, also increases your metabolism because muscles require more energy to maintain. 1kg of muscle burns 18 calories per day at rest, whereas 1kg of fat only burns 4!

About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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