Protein & Energy Bars
While eating six to eight meals a day may seem like a luxury to some, most bodybuilders find it a chore. And trying to fuel up while on the go? Even tougher. But when you're including protein bars and energy bars in the equation, you'll praise their convenience as well as their nutritional value. Since protein bars are built to meet specific needs, from low calorie and low carb to high-calorie meal-replacement varieties, the Protein & Energy Bars category of supplements offers a vast selection. Don't be fooled by the name of this category; protein bars, such as Supreme Protein's Supreme bar, VPX's Zero Impact meal bar and Met-Rx's Protein Plus bar, typically contain nutrients beyond protein, such as carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The biggest advances in the high protein bar category involve the quality of the protein itself and the flavor. Just be sure to read the labels carefully, as some manufacturers add a hefty dose of sugar to sweeten the chances of you choosing their candy bar-like product.
So don't let your hectic day get in the way of your body's constant need for nutrients. Keep a protein bar on-hand for a quick pick-me-up in between meals or as a way to get more of this precious muscle-building macronutrient into your diet.