Power Ahead With Protein
As every great sportsperson knows, one of the secrets to performance success is protein. Protein is the ideal fuel for healthy muscles and plays a critical role in not only powering, but also building muscle - allowing you to become stronger, perform better and recover faster. As an essential part of a healthy diet, protein not only satisfies your hunger, but also helps you support metabolism and maintain a healthy body composition. Are you prioritising protein?
Bars With Benefits
Research has shown that in many dietary comparisons, a high protein diet always comes up trumps.1,2,3,4 If you need a protein hit, choose Endura protein bars to ensure you are getting all the protein power you need from one convenient source.
New Endura Pro Body Bars contain a whopping 18 g of protein and only 6 g of impact carbs, so they are a convenient way to increase your protein intake after workouts and between meals. Comprised of whey and soy protein, they contain all the essential amino acids your body needs, including branched chain amino acids to assist muscle repair. Better still Endura Pro Body Bars have a delicious dark chocolate coating and come in two tasty flavours; Mint Slab and Deluxe Fudge.
Keep some Endura Pro Body Bars handy as these make the ideal protein snack before or after training to enhance muscle growth and recovery.
Protein is an essential part of the recovery process for muscles and helps to prevent muscle break down during and after heavy exercise. If you want healthy strong muscles that are ready for the next training session, it is important to consume protein-rich foods regularly. Endura can help you increase your protein intake before and after training to maximise the recovery process. A good guideline is to use Endura Optimizer 30-60 minutes before and/or after training.
Anyone wishing to keep their muscles in top shape may benefit from high quality protein snacks throughout the day. Adequate protein intake can prevent your body from eating into your muscle tissue for the protein it requires, helping maintaining body composition.5 Together with resistance training, certain amino acids in protein protect muscle tissue and improve muscle mass.6 This is especially beneficial if you are aiming to build muscle and stay lean at the same time. Remember, if you are following the Endura Paleolithic nutrition guidelines for athletes, you should consume a palm sized portion of protein with each meal and half a palm sized portion in-between meals. You can use an Endura Pro Body Bar as a snack in between meals to keep your body composition in balance.
Watching Your Weight?
Did you realise that certain foods have the ability to increase your fat burning potential? Higher protein foods in particular, burn energy and fat at a higher rate than non-protein foods.7 Increasing your dietary protein ratio not only helps you build muscle, but it can also keep you lean. Being high in protein and low in impact carbs, Endura Pro Body Bars are ideal to help you maintain a healthy body composition. If you are serious about weight loss, use an Endura Pro Body Bar as a meal replacement on days when you are not participating in training or racing. Ensure you are also consuming a good range of nutrient dense food throughout the day.
A protein rich diet can also decrease hunger and keep you satisfied, making it easier to achieve your body composition goals. Feeling full is the only sure way to stop the urge to snack on carbs throughout the day, which can encourage weight gain. Protein works on different hormonal pathways in the body that control appetite. Adequate protein intake can inhibit appetite stimulating hormones8 and leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Endura Pro Body Bars offer a quick, delicious and easy-to-transport protein boost for any athlete. In addition to your exercise regimen and a quality diet, Endura bars provide variety to your daily nutrition and pack a powerful protein punch! Whether you want to recover faster, build muscle, stay lean, or curb your hunger, Endura Pro Body Bars have you covered.
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