By Guy Lawrence
If you are reading this post, then I’m guessing you are looking for the best protein supplement bar on the market today yes? That is all well and good, but before you buy I want you to ask yourself the next three questions honestly. You will then soon know if you are purchasing the best protein bar for you.
Question 1 – Why are you buying a protein supplement bar?
Are you looking to increase your protein? Are you wanting to build lean muscle? Or are you simply wanting a healthy option with more protein and nutrients to meet your daily active needs?
It’s usually one or all of the above. Now, before you make a decision, if you are exercising regular and putting demands on your body daily, you will understand that a sound nutritional diet is paramount for success. A protein supplement is just that… A supplement. This is not going to give you all the anwsers, but it can be a convenient tool when needed if you are needing food on the run. But more importantly food that you can trust.
Question 2 – Do you honestly care about the food you put in your body?
This is very important. If you are sitting there reading this chugging on a can of coke or a redbull, this post is probably not for you.
Your recovery from exercise is as only as good as the food you put in your body 24/7. Not just post workout. You can’t out train a bad diet, and a bad diet will not help your goals long term…period. With this in mind, wouldn’t it make sense to choose a protein supplement that was healthy and free of cheap ingredients, chemicals, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and flavourings like cookies and cream, strawberry and vanilla. Yes vanilla! Flavourings including vanilla are chemically produced. Most sweeteners used in protein supplements and bars use aspartame. You can read more about that here.
All these things I’ve mentioned will put undue stress on the body over time and are not healthy. Does this seem a smart thing to be doing? Many ‘health supplements’ have slick marketing but are full of rubbish, so be cautious when purchasing.
Question 3 – Are companies being transparent with their list of ingredients?
When you are looking at a website, are the ingredients easily found and clearly listed? Have the manufactures have anything to hide? Do you recognise all the ingredients and do you consider them to be healthy?
If the company is proud of it’s products and is not trying to dupe the consumer, then they will be completely transparent. If you take a look around our website here at 180 Nutrition, you will see that we clearly list every ingredient and we even put pictures next to them.
So if you are looking for a protein supplement bar that is actually good for you, you can take a look at our ingredients here. We even sell starter pack protein bars too so you can try them first without committing to a whole box unless you like them.