Protein is an important part of your body and helps to build as well as repair tissue.
It is a so called ‘macronutrient’ meaning your body needs a larger amount than some other nutrients.
When looking for a meal replacement or a protein rich snack to supplement your workout, what is better, a bar or shake?
- Small and easilycarried in package; convenient
- Usually added vitamins, minerals and fiber creating higher calorie count
- Contain good carbohydrates and healthy fats
- Healthier snack choice than others
- Help with curbing cravings
- Conveniently Powder that needs to be added to water
- Allows for faster uptake of amino acids into muscles
- Help with daily recommended dosage of protein
- Allows for diversity of protein with less calories and fat compared to meat
- Essential for use as a post workout drink
First off, one or the other is better than nothing and if you have a strong dislike for one we recommend the other.
Those two things aside, we would suggest a protein bar before a shake. Research shows that digestion can burn calories and the liquid form of shakes naturally requires less work for your digestive system.
The digestive process of a bar takes longer compared to that of a shake and may hold off the feeling of hunger longer. We are not claiming that a protein shake is not useful, but possibly not as useful as a bar in your ultimate health goals.
Lastly, bars and shakes are good supplements but you should keep in mind they are not substitutes for whole food choices in a well rounded natural diet.
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