There are a lot of preconceptions about protein bars. Many people have an ‘old fashioned’ opinion about protein. This opinion is that they will quickly grow very large muscles if they consume any, which isn't necessarily true.
Protein is a very important macronutrient that we need for many reasons; however, it cannot be produced without food. Amino acids are formed when protein is broken down during digestion. Our bodies use these amino acids as a way to build and maintain muscle.
However, more and more people are starting to increase the amount of protein in their diet. This is due to having more knowledge about the subject.
Keep reading to find out the benefits of protein bars and why you should definitely be trying to add more protein into your diet.
Nutritional Benefits Of Protein Bars
Each brand differs on how much protein they put in their products. Sometimes this depends on the size of the product, the flavour and the ingredients included.
Our protein snacks range from having 10-19g of protein in each bar. As well as being a high source of protein there are many other nutritional benefits to gain from our snacks.
Oatein snacks are a healthy alternative to your bakery goodies, your supermarket chocolate bars and your indulgent desserts. Lots of our protein bars have benefits that these cannot offer you. For example we have a variety of plant based snacks, low/zero sugar snacks, low fat snacks and low calorie snacks. AND they all taste amazing!
Weight Loss With Protein Bars
If you are trying to lose weight but are still guilty of reaching for a snack after a healthy day of eating, then protein bars are perfect for you!
Substitute the unhealthy snacks for a protein bar to get that extra nutrition and get rid of the cravings.
Pre and Post Workout
If you are an athlete or even just into your fitness and have personal goals then your protein intake is something you should definitely keep an eye on. Protein helps to grow and maintain the growth of muscles, it also gives you an energy boost for whatever tiring, intense exercise you have planned!
Mid Meal Snack
If you’re out an about and still have a few hours until your next meal for instance, then protein bars are the perfect snack to pack in your bag! They are the perfect ‘in between meal snack’. They'll fill you up, require no effort, bump up your daily nutrition and taste great.
All in all, protein bars are most definitely healthy and they are a great addition or substitute to add to your diet. Particularly if you’re fit and active or looking to lose weight and want to quit the unhealthy cravings.