Protein bars are a great healthy snack and supplement for your body. These can be consumed as a healthy snack or a post-workout snack, either way, they are a great way to stay fit. With homemade protein bars, you are offered freedom of customizability and a great DIY project with no disasters.
Not all protein bars are healthy and nutritious. Suitable protein bars don’t consist of any sugar, synthetics, artificial food color and should consist of half the amount of protein as the amount of carbohydrates in the bar.
Benefits of protein bars
These bars are designed to be consumed when your body is running on low glucose and needs a protein punch to get back on track. Instead of eating unhygienic snacks, these bars can be eaten instead and they help you to hit all the milestones in your dietary chart.
It helps you by providing you with a continuous energy supply, especially on a packed day. Consider the consumption of caffeine, it boosts your mind activity and function and wakes you up to get on with your day. A protein bar does the same but instead of providing you wi a booster shot, it boosts your energy by fulfilling the maximum requirements of protein and carbohydrates in your body. You can call protein bars a healthy energy supplier, in some cases, also as an energy supplement for all those busy and dull days.
Protein bars can also be taken for healthy weight loss and weight gain. Since it already improves your metabolism, burns calories, limits down your craving and appetite,it naturally reduces your hunger hormones and you naturally start intaking less food. This way it also reduces the chances of overeating. However, in the case of gaining weight, you have to consume more protein than you burn all day. These protein bars have to be dense in calories. The amount of sugar should be less than the amount of calories so that your body doesn’t start storing fats instead of energy.
The ideal protein bar recipe
The best protein bars are the ones that are consumed according to your goal of fitness or weight loss. Those that are consumed for mass gain contain a high percentage of carbs and protein along with calories that help with body bulking. Weight loss carbs contain a lesser amount of carbs, calories, and fats but still a good amount of protein.
Bars can include a range of ingredients such as fish, meat, chicken, beans, eggs, nuts, soy, and even chocolate to elevate the taste in your bar! Several of them even contain vitamins along with protein and fiber providing the consumer with much well-balanced nutrition.
Through homemade protein bars, you can control the texture, sweetness, and even the flavor according to your liking. The variation includes bars drizzled with melted chocolate and nuts at the top and a filling of dates, protein powder, oats and cashew butter, and much more.