Forward Foods - Detour Lean Muscle High Performance Whey Protein Bar Cookies N' Cream - 3.2 oz. (90 g)
Forward Foods Detour Lean Muscle High Performance Whey Protein Bar is the next generation in great tasting high quality protein. Each delicious bar is fully loaded with:
- 16 grams of Detour's Quadra Whey Protein Blend
- Only 2 grams sugar
- 1000 mg of Omega-3's
- 20 Vitamins and Minerals
- OptiFlax blend
- 4 layer technology
Quadra Whey Protein Blend powers your workout with a full spectrum of high quality whey protein designed to deliver peak nutrition and optimum results. OptiFlax is Detour's new proprietary formula of flax derived essential fatty acids,taurine, L-Leucine and CLA which is available exclusively in the Lean Muscle bar.
Detour Lean Muscle Bars are the next generation in great tasting nutrition. Launched in 2008, Lean Muscle Bars take all we have learned about making award winning, great tasting protein bars and combines it with the latest research findings on how high quality protein, low sugar levels and essential fats work together to support muscle development and recovery and promote a lean body. Lean Muscle Bars deliver 32 grams of high quality protein with omega-3 essential fatty acids. And at 3g of sugar per bar, you won't believe the rich, delicious flavor.
The Importance of Protein in Your Diet
Why should you care about making sure you get enough protein? Here are four good reasons:
- It is a component of every cell in your body. In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein.
- Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
- You need it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
- It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Like carbohydrates and fat, protein is a "macronutrient,” meaning that you need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy. (Vitamins and minerals, which you only need in small quantities, are called "micronutrients.")
Unlike carbohydrates and fat, your body does not store protein, so it has no reservoir to draw from when you’re running low. Protein bars and shakes are a great way to supplement your diet to ensure you’re getting the right amount of protein.
Benefits of a Protein-Enriched Diet
Consuming high-protein foods has many benefits, including:
- Speeding recovery after exercise
- Reducing muscle loss
- Building lean muscle
- Helping you maintain a healthy weight
- Curbing hunger
Different Forms of Protein
Protein comes from a variety of sources, including meat, milk, fish, soy, and eggs, as well beans, legumes, and nut butters. When proteins are digested, they leave behind amino acids, which the human body needs to break down food.
Whey, a high quality protein source naturally found in milk, is a complete protein and contains all of the amino acids your body needs. In general, proteins derived from animal sources (i.e. milk, eggs & meat) are complete, but your body’s ability to use the protein varies.
Whey protein is a high-quality, complete protein that is naturally found in dairy. The protein in whey is very efficient at helping you build and maintain muscle. It is also great for training and regular consumption, with multiple benefits including weight maintenance.
Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production.
|Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey contains all the essential amino acids, which are vital to your metabolism, and to making your body function properly for good health.
Branch Chain Amino Acids
Whey also boasts the highest concentrations of branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) found in nature. Branched chain amino acids are an important source of energy during exercise and play a key role in protein synthesis.
|BCAA Content of Food
|1 scoop (36 g) whey protein isolate
|1 scoop (36 g) soy protein isolate
|4 oz. sirloin steak
|1 cup low-fat yogurt
Whey protein is an excellent source of protein for individuals of all ages who value the role of a healthy lifestyle.
Detour is owned and manufactured by Forward Foods, LLC, which produces and markets high protein, energy and snack bars. Detour was launched in October, 2002, with the goal of revolutionizing the world of high-protein snack bars. They have done it by packaging the amazing nutritional advantages of whey protein with the universal, taste appeal of a candy bar. Today Detour is a $50MM retail brand and is leading the high protein market in health and fitness stores nationwide.
With the introduction of Detour Lean Muscle, Detour is again leading the industry in a bold new direction. By combining their award-winning protein heritage with the emerging benefits of essential nutrients like omega-3s in a great tasting bar with extremely low sugar levels, Lean Muscle is the next generation of protein bar for athletes who want the most out of their nutrition.
Lean Muscle joins the family of Detour protein bars, including the revolutionary Detour Activity Bars. Their Activity Bar line simplifies the bar selection process, making it easier for you to grab and go with confidence. Whether you're a runner, you're focused on yoga, or you're into cycling, we've got a mouth-watering, purposeful snack just for you.