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Protein bars are a healthy choice that more and more people started to adopt in their daily eating regimen as it’s Protein but on-the-go. They are your friend when you don’t have enough time to eat high protein base meals and it’s a much healthier alternative to snacking on things you really ought to avoid. Today protein bars are more nutritional and they can be homemade.
Protein bars are also used by fitness enthusiasts and athletes to reach their daily required protein intake.
These being said, here is our beginner guide of protein bars, guide that will help you understand more things about them and also how to use protein bars in your advantage.
Check the quantity of protein that it contains
before buying a protein bar make sure to check on the label the quantity of protein that it contains, because there are protein bars that can have 10 grams of proteins or 30 grams of proteins. So, make sure to check the label before buying one.
Make sure to check the protein sources
even though not many people know this, but the protein sources from a protein bar is more important the quantity of protein that it provides. Eating a protein bar that has for example 30 grams of protein derived from soy, is not the same as eating a protein bar that contains 30 grams of protein derived from milk, and this mainly because that the body can’t digest, absorb and utilize the proteins from vegetables as effectively as the proteins from animal sources. So, if you are watching to hit 30 grams of proteins from a protein bar that has as its main source of protein from a vegetable, make sure to eat another protein bar to get this exact number.
Checkout the carbohydrates and fats content
some protein bars have 2-3 grams of carbohydrates and fats, while others have 10 or 20 grams. This aspect is very important for a person that for example looks to get lean, because usually persons that want to get lean look to buy protein bars that have in their content mostly proteins and not other types of macronutrients. An exception to this rule would be if a person buys protein bars just to replace meals, then he shouldn’t worry about the content of fats and carbohydrates from a protein bar.
Checkout the flavor
last important aspect of a protein bar is the taste. Even though for some is not very important because they are very concerned more on getting the protein content from the bar, for some this aspect can be very important. So, make sure that you read the label of the protein bar before buying it.