Powerbar - Protein Plus Bar 30g Chocolate Brownie - 3.17 oz (90g)
Powerbar Protein Plus Bar 30g Chocolate Brownie helps build lean muscle. You train hard, make it count. Powerbar ProteinPlus bar has a TriSource protein blend to help build lean muscle and provides sustained energy for active people. Take PowerBar ProteinPlus bars after training or competition where protein intake has been shown to help promote muscle recovery. Powerbar Protein Plus Bar contains 30g of TriSource protein, a proprietary blend of whey, soy and casein proteins that provides muscle-building amino acids.
Protein Helps Power Recovery
As an athlete, you may know that carbs provide the glucose that fuels your muscles when training and competing. You may also know that recovery is key after a hard workout or competition: Push carbs to replenish those tapped muscle and liver glycogen stores, and start eating as soon as possible after exercise to flip the metabolic switch from catabolism (breaking down) to anabolism (rebuilding). But in your rush to refuel, don't thumb your nose at protein. It doesn't take the place of carbs, but there are some compelling reasons for knocking back protein along with carbs right after exercise.
Recovery Benefits of Protein
Reason #1 in favor of a protein/carb combo on the post-exercise menu is that together they can be even more effective than carbs alone at boosting your rate of muscle glycogen synthesis. Increasing blood insulin concentration seems to be the key. Insulin is a natural anabolic hormone, meaning that when levels are high, glucose circulating in the bloodstream is taken into cells and turned into glycogen. Carbs and protein as a duo can be more effective at raising blood insulin levels, especially in those situations where your carbohydrate intake post-exercise might not be as high or as frequent as you'd like it to be.
Reason #2 in favor of pairing protein with carbs is that strenuous exercise such as a marathon, for example, causes microscopic damage to your muscle tissues. That damage needs to be repaired, and it's the protein you eat that provides the amino acid building blocks for the making of proteins to repair muscle tissue.
Finally, that same pool of amino acids used for muscle tissue repair is also utilized to build new muscle as an adaptation response to your training.
What is PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g?
A protein bar that contains 30g protein to help build lean muscle and 350 calories to fuel your recovery.
How should I use the PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g?
PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g is designed for use before and/or after high-intensity training to support muscle growth and recovery, and they're also a convenient source of high quality protein to add to your overall diet and training regimen. Because PowerBar ProteinPlus 30g has 4.5g saturated fat per bar, keep this in mind as part of your overall diet.
How much protein do I need after exercise?
Although protein requirements may vary between individual athletes due to differences in body size or activity level, in general, look to consume between 15-25 grams of protein within an hour after high-intensity exercise to maximize the muscle rebuilding process.
Why is consuming protein and carbohydrates important after exercise?
Consuming protein and carbohydrates during the recovery period is generally recommended to help build and repair muscle tissue.
What are the protein sources in the PowerBar TriSource protein blend?
The PowerBar TriSource protein blend is a combination of three protein sources: soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, whey protein isolate. Some of the protein in this bar comes from gelatin.
I have food allergies. Can I eat the PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g?
The PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g contains peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and soy, and is made on equipment that also processes wheat. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you.
Read the label for the most up-to-date list of all ingredients.
How should I store the PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g?
In general, it should be kept between 40-70° F to prevent the chocolate-flavored coating from melting. No need to refrigerate.
How long will my PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar 30g last?
Each bar is stamped with a "best by" date. Powerbar recommends that you eat the bar by the "best by" date to ensure you're getting their best quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
PowerBar was created by athletes, for athletes. They started PowerBar to help athletes reach their goals by providing nutrition tools for optimum athletic performance.
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