Achieve your sporting goals with protein bars
Protein-energy bars are dietary products that contain a source of protein (at least 20 grams) and carbohydrates, which help to provide the proper quantity of energy. In some cases they also contain certain mineral salts, to help reduce tiredness and improve energy metabolism. They are a simple and practical food to keep handy for the sports nutrition of an athlete, especially when you are in a hurry, but do not want to go without a balanced and healthy snack. Given the fundamental importance of a sports diet for an athlete, protein-energy bars are a precious ally for ensuring the proper intake of protein and carbohydrates throughout the day. But the advantages don’t end here. These bars are also suitable for diets, because they reduce the craving for sweet foods, provide our body with the macronutrients it needs in a balanced manner, and satiate our stomach.
Why are protein-energy bars important for a sports diet?
Protein-energy bars are recommended for sports diets because they are an excellent, convenient source of the nutrients athletes need to compensate their dietary requirements, which increase when we do sport.
Although these bars should not replace main meals, their are an excellent choice for a mid-morning or afternoon snack, as well as before a workout, in order to avoid a drop in sugar levels, especially in preparation for high-intensity training, so that the body has energy to consume during the session.
However, not only are they suitable before a workout, they are also an excellent idea after exercise, when an immediate energy top-up is needed…
In the case of physical activity lasting several hours, energy bars can also be eaten while training, for example in endurance sports (cycling, marathon running, triathlon, running, mountain biking and mountaineering), when it is not possible to eat full meals. In this case, in addition to the convenience of the single-portion format, the high digestibility and the speed of assimilation of the ingredients are fundamental for obtaining immediate energy.
Cetilar® Nutrition protein-energy bars
We have developed balanced bars to suit all palates, allowing you to choose from classic chocolate, peanut and cranberry or the flavoursome cheese and pear combination. Our protein-energy bars are designed to be eaten both before and after workouts and are also suitable for vegetarian diets. Within their 60 grams, they contain two minerals in Sucrosomial® form, iron and magnesium, which help reduce tiredness and stimulate normal energy metabolism. They also have a high protein content and a formulation that has been studied to balance all the macronutrients needed to improve performance during physical activity.