Protein is one of our three main macro-nutrients, along with carbohydrates and fat, which are essential for the human body. Made of small compounds called amino acids, proteins are the main building blocks of our bodies and essential in the human diet. They aid and promote the growth and repair of our muscles.
When it comes to our diets, we usually concentrate on our carbs and fat intake. Protein is usually neglected and should be consumed at every meal. Meat, chicken, fish, beans, lentils and convenient formats like powders and bars, provide a good source of protein.
When do you need protein?
Exercise alone will not build muscle, protein builds our muscle by increasing strength and improving elasticity. We therefore need an adequate amount of protein in our diet. Eating protein at the right time can help get and improve results.
When we sleep we use the energy and nutrients from the food we consumed at dinner the night before. During the night, this energy store becomes depleted, and we start to lose adequate amounts of protein, which we need for various reasons, including facilitating muscle and tissue growth and repair. By eating protein as part of our breakfast meal, we can help replenish these stores quicker.
Try the Aussie Bodies Perfect Protein in your breakfast smoothie.
When we exercise we create tears in our muscles. This is part of the growth, repair and rebuilding process of our muscles and cells. The rebuilding and repairing processes require adequate protein. By consuming protein after a workout, you will build and maintain lean muscle at a faster rate.
If you need a post gym recovery bar after your workout, try the HPLC bar. With its high protein and low carbohydrate content, the HPLC bar will help you refuel. It will also stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the process that helps promote the muscle repair and growth after exercise.
When we eat protein between meals, we send a steady and continual supply of protein to our blood glucose, organs and muscles. This steady supply helps maintain steady glucose levels, and of course, helps keep us fuller for longer. Aussie Bodies Lo Carb protein bars are a great pick me up if you are looking for a sweet afternoon treat or a 3pm pick me up. Packed with protein, they are a filling treat without costing you too many calories.
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