PowerBar - ProteinPlus Bar Chocolate Crisp - 2.15 oz. (61 g)
Powerbar Chocolate Crisp Protein Plus Bar contains 20g of protein that helps build lean muscle. After you've pushed yourself as hard as you can, you need the proper nutrients to help recover. PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars are a great addition to your exercise regimen, especially after you've given it your all. They're designed with 20 grams of protein, including their high-quality TriSource blend of whey, soy and casein proteins. And, there's no preservatives or artificial flavors.
Keep going strong with a delicious way to round out your exercise routine.
You traing hard, make it count. PowerBar ProteinPlus bar has a high quality, TriSource protein blend to help build lean muscle and deliver sustained energy for active people. Take PowerBar ProteinPlus bars after training or competition where protein intake has been shown to help promote muscle recovery. This bar contains TriSource protein, a blend of whey, soy and casein proteins that delivers muscle-building amino acids.
PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar Frequently Asked Questions
Who should use PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars?
Dedicated athletes that need a great tasting source of protein during post-workout recovery.
PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars are a good choice for athletes who want a convenient source of high-quality protein to help round out their exercise routine. They were developed by the Sports Nutrition experts at PowerBar, and they can help optimize your recovery period after training and competition.
How should I use PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars?
Consume a PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar after an intense workout.
High quality protein should be consumed regularly throughout the day as part of an athlete's daily protein intake, especially soon after exercise. This can help support long-term maintenance, growth and repair of lean muscle tissue.
How much protein do I need after exercise?
Protein requirements vary between athletes based on differences in body size or activity level.
In general, look to consume a minimum of 15–25 grams of protein within an hour after activity to maximize the muscle rebuilding process.
Why is it important to consume carbohydrates in addition to protein?
Carbohydrates stored in muscles is called glycogen. Glycogen gets used up during exercise.
Consuming carbohydrate within 30 minutes after exercise at 2 hour intervals for up to 6 hours is recommended for rebuilding muscle glycogen stores and supports recovery prior to any training session or competition to occur within the next 24 hours.
What are the protein sources in PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
The PowerBar TriSource protein blend is a combination of three protein sources: soy protein isolate, calcium caseinate, and whey protein isolate.
What other foods can help provide the level of high quality protein equivalent to one PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bar?
The following foods contain approximately the same amount of protein as one PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar:
- Milk: 2 cups of 2% milk
- Tuna: 1 serving (3 oz)
- Ground Beef: 1 serving (2.5 oz)
What are the nutritional advantages of PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars deliver high quality protein from their PowerBar TriSource protein blend in each 210 calorie bar.
High quality protein such as whey, casein and soy are effective in supporting the maintenance, repair and synthesis of lean muscle tissue in response to training. Some athletes generally require 0.6–0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. This is 90 to 135 grams each day for a 150lb individual.
I have food allergies. Can I eat PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, and may contain wheat from shared manufacturing equipment. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, this product is not for you. PowerBar encourages you to read the label for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
How do I store PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars?
PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars do not have to be refrigerated, but they recommend storing the bars in a cool, dry place. In general, it is best to store PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bars between 40–80° F.
Please note: Storing a PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar in areas where the temperature exceeds 80° F for an extended period of time will result in significant changes to the taste, texture, color, and coating of the product.
How long will my PowerBar ProteinPlus 20g protein bars last?
Each PowerBar ProteinPlus protein bar is stamped with a "best by" date.
PowerBar recommend that you use them by the "best by" date to ensure you're enjoying their highest quality product and receiving the full nutritional benefits of the product.
Athlete Nutrition - Top Pre & Post Workout Meals & Snacks
What you eat makes a big difference in the quality of your workouts and your performance benefits. Learn what to eat, when and why, to improve your fitness.
Try to consume a meal about 2-4 hours before your workout. This meal should consist of carbs to top off your muscle reserves and some lean protein. Stay away from slow-to-digest foods such as those high in fat and fiber.
If all you have time for is a snack, try to consume a carb-based snack about an hour before you start your workout.
Try incorporating some of these meal and snack options in your nutrition plan depending on what time of day you are exercising:
- Cold or hot cereal with fruit or fruit juice and low-fat or nonfat milk
- French toast or pancakes with maple or fruit syrup plus 2 eggs
- Breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa, low-fat cheese in a flour tortilla) and fruit juice
- Toast with jam or honey and low-fat yogurt
- Bagel or English muffin with jelly and/or peanut butter, a banana, and fruit juice
Lunch or dinner
- Deli sandwich on whole wheat bread with turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, extra veggies, and mustard, and baked chips
- Bean burrito (light on the cheese and skip the sour cream); 2 soft tacos with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, and extra salsa; and Mexican rice
- 2 small hamburgers with fruit or fruit juice and a side salad
- Grilled chicken sandwich, frozen low-fat yogurt, and baked potato with low-fat sour cream or salsa
- Pasta or cheese ravioli with red sauce, French bread, steamed vegetables, pudding, and fresh or canned fruit
- A slice of thick-crust veggie pizza, low-fat gelato, and fresh or canned fruit
- Baked or grilled lean beef, chicken, turkey, or fish; steamed rice; dinner roll; cooked green beans; low-fat frozen yogurt; fruit juice
- Trail mix with dried fruit
- Fresh fruit
- Wheat or rice crackers
- Small sandwich
- PowerBar Performance Energy Bar
- PowerBar Gel Blasts Energy Chews
- PowerBar PowerGel
- PowerBar Harvest Energy
Consume carbs and proteins after exercise to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Make sure you are fueling your recovery effectively by consuming food within 30 minutes of when you finished and by gradually replacing the fluids and sodium you lost while sweating.
Try these recovery foods after your workouts for something fast and practical to consume:
- Bagels or pita bread with a slice of cheese or turkey
- Peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich
- Pretzels dipped in peanut butter
- Fruit smoothie
- String cheese and crackers with beef jerky
- Low-fat chocolate milk
- Bean burrito with salsa
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- PowerBar Recovery bar
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Nutrition Science - PowerBar C2Max Dual-Source Energy Blend
What Is It?
A 2:1 glucose to fructose blend found to deliver 20-50% more energy to muscles than glucose alone and improve endurance performance by 8%.
Which Products Have It?
PowerBar sports nutrition products featuring the muscle-fueling innovation, C2Max dual-source energy blend:
- PowerBar Performance Energy bar
- PowerGel Energy Gel
- PowerBar Energy Blasts Energy Chews
- PowerBar Performance Energy Blends
- PowerBar Perform Sports Drink Mix
How Does C2Max Deliver More Energy?
Glucose is the gold standard for fueling muscles. But glucose alone empties more slowly from the stomach than C2Max and is also absorbed across the intestine, and subsequently oxidized (burned) at rates 20-50% lower than C2Max. The C2Max dual-source energy blend of glucose and fructose can mean ~8% greater endurance performance.
Consuming a mixture of both glucose and fructose takes advantage of two separate transport systems within the intestine (SGLT1 for glucose and GLUT5 for fructose). Compared to glucose alone, approximately 20 to 50% more carbohydrate fuel is delivered from the gastro-intestinal tract to the bloodstream and delivered to working muscles when glucose and fructose are taken together in a 2:1 ratio. With C2Max, you will utilize the carrying capacity of two transport systems instead of just one as with glucose alone. When more carbohydrates are delivered, more energy makes its way to working muscles.
Typically, carb intake during exercise is recommended at the rate of about 30-60 grams per hour when exercising less than a few hours. However, when using PowerBar products with C2Max for long duration events, carb consumption can increase to up to 100 grams per hour. Some athletes can tolerate more carbs than others. Practice taking in different amounts of carbohydrates during training to find out what works for you.