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Protein Bars Explained

Protein Bars Explained

Protein Bars Explained and Protein Powder

How Protein Bars Affects Your Body & Fitness

Protein bars are a type of snacks that are high in proteins and nutrition. They are considered a healthy snack that is way better than other types of fast foods that have high sodium and sugar content. While protein bars are in general good, their benefit vary depending on the brand consumed. This is because each brand uses different ingredients to make protein bars.

What Are Protein Bars?

Protein bars are a snack option that can be eaten in-between meals. When you feel hungry and the next meal is a few hours away, you are likely to turn to junk foods that are unhealthy. The best snack to eat in this situation is a protein bar. It is a filling snack that provides you the proteins and other nutrients you need. It is tasty and more importantly not bad for you like most other snacks are.

Protein bars are also consumed after a workout. This provides an energy boost and provides the protein needed to repair muscles. Protein bars contain ingredients like:

  • Fiber, which is good for digestion and improves gut health. Fiber helps in reducing blood sugar levels and can help boost immunity.
  • They contain vitamins and minerals that are nutrients that the body needs. Calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins like vitamin E and K are needed.
  • They help fight a condition known as ‘hanger’. This condition is caused by a drop in blood sugar level. This can cause hunger, fatigue, and irritation. This is when a person is more likely to consume caffeine or food high in sugar. A protein bar is filling, reduces fatigue, and can elevate mood.

Pros and Cons

There are more benefits of protein bars. They include:

  • It is helpful for fitness enthusiasts. It helps in providing proteins needed to build muscle. It helps to add muscles, which is beneficial for fitness enthusiasts.
  • It helps in reducing overeating since it is filling and provides energy.
  • Protein bars can help in weight loss. It is even helpful in weight gain for those who want to put on weight.

The cons of protein bars result from the excess addition of sugar or sweeteners. This can affect blood sugar levels in the body. The body needs 0.36 grams protein per pound of body weight. Excess protein does not add any benefit to the body but can cause weight gain and increase the risk of liver and kidney problems.

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While eating protein bars, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • The protein bar should not have more than 200 calories.
  • It must not have more than 6 or 7 grams of sugar.
  • It must not have sweeteners.
  • The protein bar must have nuts and seeds that provide health benefits.

Healthy Homemade PROTEIN BARS with Dr. Berg

Courtesy of Dr. Eric Berg

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