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5 Reasons To Grab A Protein Bar

If the taste of Protein Powder isn't your cup of shake, get your nutritional fix with Protein Bars. Here are five reasons Protein Bars are awesome!

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THEY'RE CONVENIENT TO EAT

Protein shakes aren't always the most convenient to make if you don't have access to water coolers, milk, or just have a pretty hectic schedule. Having a protein bar in your bag is an easy, fuss-free way to hit your macros, and the best part is not having to lug around a grimy shaker bottle all day. You just chuck away the wrapper, and you're sorted.

THEY AID WEIGHT LOSS

Not all protein bars are created equal, and not all of them are healthy. You've really got to keep a close eye on the nutrition label when picking out a protein bar if you're gunning for weight loss. Pick bars that are low in sugar, fats and carbohydrates, like the popular Quest Bars. Bars that have a high protein content help regulate your blood sugar levels, making you less prone to cravings and getting hunger pangs fast. It also gets you full fast, so you eat less.

THEY WORK AS MEAL REPLACEMENTS

We've all had those days — you're too busy, and you forget or have no time to eat. It's never good for your body to take such a huge caloric deficit, especially when you're trying to achieve certain physique goals. A protein bar is a simple solution: you practically have a meal in your bag that takes little effort to prepare and eat. There are also other protein pasties if you want variety, like the Lenny & Larry's Complete Cookie, or their Muscle Brownies. They also double up as great snacks or desserts!

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THEY CAN BE YOUR PRE- AND POST-WORKOUT SNACK 

As protein bars are made with protein powder, they're able to improve protein synthesis levels, aid muscle recovery and help overall muscle gain. While it's best to take protein powder pre- and post-workout due to it being a purer, richer source of protein, protein bars work in a pinch too.

YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN

For those who enjoy baking and cooking, there are a myriad of ways to include protein bars into desserts, and you can even make your own. If you've got a protein powder at home, you can mix it with flax and chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal, dried fruits and more to craft a protein bar that suits your taste. The possibilities are endless.

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