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Best Protein Bar

best protein barsBy 180 Nutrition

When it comes to healthy eating, one of the major trends is high protein foods. Protein is an essential macronutrient that is necessary for the repairing of muscles, structural support of hair and nails, creation of specialized cell structures, and much more.

In the fitness world, the great stress on eating protein is justified by the toned, sexy bodies built with it. A strenuous workout means nothing if your worked muscles cannot be rebuilt bigger and stronger than before. You will see no results without muscle repair. If you want to get adequate protein to completely transform your body and live your life with confidence, start stocking up on protein bars.

Why protein bars?

Many people believe that buying protein bars is a waste of money because you can obtain all of what you need by eating ordinary foods. The problem here is that not all working people have the time or cooking skills to prepare every meal. That’s why protein bars exist, for convenience. All you have to do is grab one or two before you head out the door, and you’ve got a healthy snack or meal alternative to keep you going while maintaining your hard-earned muscle mass.

What makes a good protein bar?

The answer to this question depends on what you are looking for in a protein bar. For some people, that means the highest amount of protein you can possibly pack into a portable snack. For others, it might mean the most delicious tasting bar ever. Some individuals might want a protein bar that contains as many natural ingredients as possible without all the excess chemicals, while others would prefer just enough protein at an affordable price.

What is the best protein bar out there?

There is no real best protein bar. However, if you take all of the desirable aspects above and combine them into a single bar, what you get is a 180 Nutrition protein bar. 180 Nutrition bars are the ultimate all-in-one protein snack that meets the needs of a variety of different users. They contain nearly 100% all natural ingredients such as whey protein isolate, almond paste, organic rice malt, flaxseed meal, and sunflower kernels instead of all those unhealthy preservatives, chemicals, and additives. These raw protein bars taste great, they’re an excellent source of protein, they provide you with energy to get through the day, and they can be had at a fraction of the cost of other protein bars.

Try our bar starter pack today and taste the difference!

Our Story in a Nutshell

(Jo Smith; Video Copyright)

Rewind Eight Years Ago…

Not sure about you but I found this whole health and wellness thing very confusing. How did eating ever get so complicated?

Here I was, a fully qualified fitness trainer working in a state of the art fitness centre at the UTS (University of Technology, Sydney), and the nutritional advice I had been taught was simply not adding up. I had come to the conclusion that the infamous food pyramid sucked, and wanted to get to the bottom of it all and find out what it takes for amazing health.

Whilst on my search for the truth I stumbled across a small charity that had been helping people with chronic disease (mainly cancer). A team of health professional ‘renegades’ had decided to get together and use nutrition and exercise (mainly resistance training) as their prescribed therapy. The results I saw were staggering and it quickly highlighted how powerful food and exercise can be if prescribed correctly.

It also highlighted how appalling the food industry is with packaged foods, processed cereals/ grains recommended as our staple diet. On top of that, trying to provide a protein supplement to help with recovery after exercise was near impossible because of all the chemicals, artificial flavourings, sweeteners etc. Misinformation was endless and quality food products I could trust were sparse. Something had to change!

With the concept of a protein superfood in place, I met Stu on a surf patrol at Coogee Beach in Sydney. With an equal passion for true health and fitness and 20 years of graphic design experience, we teamed up together and 180 Nutrition was born in March 2010.

Fast Forward to Today… Our Mission

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Guy Lawence (right) and Stuart Cooke
From day one we made it our mission to understand our customers needs and help them decipher what it actually takes to achieve (in our words) kick-ass health.

We do this in 3 ways by:

1) Connecting with the World’s Best Health Experts (via video & podcast interviews), uncovering new science/data and sharing the very best health advice.

2) Providing Free ‘Uncomplicated’ Health Resources. Articles, interviews, eBooks, recipes and more in a fun, simple and easy-to-digest manner.

3) Creating a Range of Deeply Nutritious Superfood Products. Products that are genuinely beneficial to your health, products that we use, our families use, real products that you can actually trust.

Furthermore we’ve created an amazing vibrant community of like-minded individuals. It’s here where we challenge conventional thinking, engage with each other around the globe and have a lot of fun sharing our discoveries along the way.

So please, stick around, explore and enjoy what we have to offer as we’ve one goal in mind, to help you get fitter and healthier every day!

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Guy Lawrence
Co-Founder & Director

Make delicious protein shakes

We recommend mixing 180 natural protein superfood with your favourite milk to make high protein shakes, or simply shake/stir and drink! Mix with natural yoghurt etc. Or you can make protein shakes as your favourite smoothies by simply adding some low GI fruit. You now have a high powered protein shake that is all natural with nothing artificial at all.

Our favourite method is to mix 180 in a blender. It’s here you can be creative and make your favourite smoothie. For instance, lets say you’re on a weight loss plan and you are eating a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. You could  add a little low GI fruit like a tablespoon of blueberries or some strawberries and substitute a meal with a delicious, all natural high protein shake in under a minute. This would also make a fantastic nutritional quick and easy breakfast.

Or if you are looking to gain lean muscle, and improve your recovery before your next workout, you would need to look at increasing your calorie, protein and carbohydrate intake. A simple way do this is by adding an extra tablespoon of 180, a banana, a raw egg, or something similar along these lines, depending on personal preferences and taste, to make convenient high protein shakes. By adding 180 to your daily diet you’ll be taking steps to improve your health and well being over time, as we know you’ll feel the difference.

Stir & Shake

The quickest method to take 180 is to simply add 2-4 tablespoons in your desired drink, if you are looking for a quick fix or make protein shakes on the go. We recommend using un-homogenised milk. If you are using any other milk substitutes like soy or something similar, always check the ingredients, because they usually contain a lot of sugar or sweeteners, like maltidextrose for example. This is something that you should really be aware of if you are conscious of your health.

Or if you’re on the go and want to make high protein shakes, the other simple method is to add it into a sports container, and simply shake and drink. We recommend mixing it at the time of consumption, as it is not like most protein powders. 180 will thicken over time because of it’s raw natural ingredients. This method is ideal if you’re short on time but value the foods you consume. We know you’ll feel the difference.

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Gluten free High Protein Breakfast

180 Superfood is a perfect high protein low carb breakfast that only takes minutes to prepare. No empty calories here. 180 is jam packed full of everything your body needs making it a extremely healthy gluten free breakfast to kick start your day.

Gluten free, high in fibre and totally natural. What more could you ask for to start your day?

We recommend taking it with milk to make a high protein breakfast, or simply shake/stir and drink! Mix with natural yoghurt etc. Or you can make high protein shakes, smoothies, sprinkle it on salads, make muffins, as it’s a raw product it’s very diverse!

Make delicious natural high protein breakfast

Our favourite method is to mix 180 in a blender. It’s here you can be creative and make your favourite smoothie. For instance, lets say you’re on a weight loss plan and you are eating a fairly high protein, low carbohydrate diet. You could simply add a little low GI fruit like a tablespoon of frozen berries or some strawberries, and substitute a meal with a delicious, all natural high protein shake.

Or if you are looking to gain lean muscle, and improve your recovery before your next workout, you could look at increasing your calorie, protein and carbohydrate intake. You could do this by adding an extra tablespoon of 180, a banana, a raw egg, or something similar along these lines, depending on personal preferences and taste, to make convenient high protein shakes. The choice is yours. By adding 180 to your daily diet you’ll be taking steps to improve your health and well being over time, we know you’ll feel the difference.

Stir & Shake

The quickest method to take 180 is to simply add 2-4 tablespoons in your desired drink, if you are looking for a quick fix or a high protein breakfast on the go. We recommend using un-homogenised milk. If you are using any other milk substitutes like soy or something similar, always check the ingredients, because they usually contain a lot of sugar or sweeteners, like maltidextrose for example. This is something that you should really be aware of if you are conscious of your health.

Or if you’re on the go and want to make high protein shakes, the other simple method is to add it into a sports container, and simply shake and drink. We recommend mixing it at the time of consumption, as it is not like most protein powders. 180 will thicken over time because of it’s raw natural ingredients. This method is ideal if you’re short on time but value the foods you consume. We know you’ll feel the difference.

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Overcoming a brain tumor naturally; The steps Kelli took

By Guy Lawrence

… this was something my friend Kelli was faced with having to answer. Given 3-6 months to live, Kelli was diagnosed with a malignant Oli-Giandr-Glioma brain tumour, and turned down the medical prescription of chemotherapy and radium treatment.

She embarked on a journey to look for ways and means to overcome the cancer herself naturally. More

Want to radically improve your health? Our free eBook is here.

ebook coverContrary to popular belief, not all my spare time is spent kicking around at the beach and in the surf. On the odd occasion, I get waves of productivity and the last couple of months I have been chipping away at producing this eBook.

So I am happy to announce it’s finally here! Not only is it here, but we are giving it away for FREE and you the blog reader are the first to check it out.

Admittedly, if you were to print it out it would not be thick enough to club your worst enemy over the head with, but it would make a great bedtime read or kill an hour of your day if you hate your job.

So just in case you wanted to know whats inside, I have put up the table of contents too.

Contents

1. Calories for the Mind. How are you feeding it?
2. The Pareto principle 80/20 rule
3. How are you getting your sugar fix?
4. It’s all part of the process
5. Never underestimate the power of protein
6. Fat or fiction, unravel the myth
7. Count calories? Eat and drink in abundance
8. Get your skates on and start moving
9. The natural anti-aging formula
10. Be true to yourself

Final Words

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P.s. If you liked the book, would be great to here from you and all blog comments are welcome.

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180 Nutrition exists to help turn your health around by doing what we do differently. Each week we connect with the worlds best leaders in health, leading-edge science, nutrition and wellness to filter out the confusion and provide the very best health advice. We’re not about fad diets or gimmicky programs, we’re about simplicity and authenticity.

We’ve distilled this knowledge into the ‘Turnaround Health Pack’ below.

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180 Nutrition Turnaround Health eBook

1. Top 10 Rules to Turnaround Health

26 Page eBook (pdf format)

Unravel the confusion around health & nutrition once and for all with this easy-to-understand 26 page guide. Greatly improve energy, body shape, vitality and more and learn the top 10 rules from the experts.

Smash the common misconceptions that may be holding your health back. Also includes additional links to most popular articles & podcasts.

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2. Kick-Start Health Transformation Video

5 Pillars to Amazing Health (35 minute online video)

Join Guy and Stu as they share over 25 years of collective knowledge. Learn how to eat for amazing health and discover why:

Counting calories does not work, low fat foods make you fat and why many health foods are actually unhealthy!

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The power of protein: How to turn yourself from zero to hero.

The Power of Protein

By Guy Lawrence

If somebody asked you why do we need protein? In my line of work, it seems the common stigma is to eat copious amounts after workouts, and if your surname is not “gym”, why worry. But believe it or not there’s a bit more to it than that.

Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. For example, your hair and nails are mostly made of protein. More

Weight Loss & Meal Replacement

Weightloss

Confused about weight loss? We’re not surprised as the dietary information offered today is conflicting and confusing.

The supermarket shelves are littered with diet products and miracle weight loss shakes. Maintaining a healthy weight should be simple for everyone and we’ve created a resource section that offers real guidance that you can implement immediately.

side noteSide note: There are no shortcuts to success. Health is a lifestyle not a life sentence. If you are looking for a quick fix, then sorry, this information is not for you. But, if you are willing to be open-minded and try new things, we have a resource here that could help change your life forever – Guy

Before you Start… Is your body ready to lose weight?

This may seem like an unusual question but if your digestive system (your gut) isn’t healthy you will struggle to lose weight. An imbalance of gut bacteria arises from the use of antibiotics, lifestyle and bad food choices. Diet soda is a big culprit in destroying good bacteria due to the artificial sweeteners (you can read our thoughts on diet soda here). How can we fix this? Have your gut health checked with any good naturopath before you embark on your weight loss journey.

Our Naturopath Tania explains the importance of gut health here.

Step 1: Download and read our free eBook

ebookThis covers the principles of good nutrition and dispels some of the common misconceptions associated with food. We want you to be aware of the effects that sugar, bad fats and artificial processed ingredients have on our body. These play a huge roll in how we look, feel and think and will have great impact on those wanting to lose or manage their weight.

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Step 2: Read these articles

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Step 4: Further Reading

Apply your new-found knowledge

So by now you will have a better understanding of the impact that sugar and processed foods have on our body and the importance of consuming healthy fats. Remember, take things slowly, small reductions in weight each week really add up over the course of the year.

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