Why you should stock up on protein bars for on the go snacking

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Life can get hectically busy sometimes. With growing commitments and little time for yourself, it’s easy to turn to convenience food when you’re out and about. But before you head to your favourite fast-food restaurant or grab an unhealthy snack, consider this: there’s a better way to satisfy your hunger and meet your nutritional needs.

Protein bars offer many benefits as on-the-go snacks. A delicious and convenient protein bar is a great source of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, and is also free from artificial colourants and artificial flavourings and suitable for lacto-vegetarians.

Here’s why you should stock up on protein bars to help you stick to your eating plan on the go.

A better, more convenient choice

The saying “dynamite comes in small packages” definitely applies to protein bars. A high-quality bar provides a source of protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals in a compact package. This makes them a much better choice than other packaged snacks like chips, chocolates, or sweets that we tend to reach for when we’re on the go and feeling peckish.

Research shows that many women aren’t getting as much protein as they should be, but who has time to make their own high-protein snacks? Never mind the hassle of having to carry them around in a few containers and keep them refrigerated. Protein bars are much easier to store and unwrap when you're busy, making them perfect for on the go snacking between meals and pre or post workout. Not only are they a nutrient-dense snack, but they can also be thrown into any handbag, travel bag or gym bag for those snack emergencies.

Turn to fibre and protein to prevent hunger pangs

Most of us plan our days around work, meetings, healthy meals, chores, family commitments, and gym, but fitting it all into a 24-hour day can become quite overwhelming. With all of this on the go, it can be difficult to make sure you’re getting enough protein and fibre.

Protein bars that contain protein and fibre are exactly what you need to fill the gap in-between meals. Fibre digests slowly and leaves you feeling fuller for longer. Protein has a higher satiety rating than carbs or fats, which means it also helps you feel full, keeping cravings and that 3pm afternoon slump at bay. So, a protein bar can give you the slow-release energy you need to get through the day without compromising your health goals.

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Nutritionists recommend that each meal should contain at least 3 to 5 g of fibre, and 0.8 g of protein for every kilogram of body weight, so choose a protein bar that will help you meet this guideline when snacking. Together, fibre and protein pack a powerful punch whether you need something to tide you over between breakfast and lunch or a pick me up to make sure you’re ready and energised for your next commitment.

Protein bars are not only a quick and convenient snack, they’re also a perfect fit if you're looking to satisfy various dietary and wellness goals while on the go.

Find all your nutritional tips here: www.herbalife.co.za

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Herbalife Nutrition.

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