The Scoop on Protein Bars, Energy Bars & Energy Juice
Article by Diet Bites
Information on Protein and Energy Supplements
Over the past few years, protein bars, energy supplements and energy juice have spouted up in many sections at your local market place.
Are they really as good for you as the manufacturers claim?
How does their health benefits compare to the official American Pyramid's?
Let's get energized!
Protein bars and energy juice spin around two chief marketing wheels:
1. They replace important nutrients lost while exercising and;
2. They provide ingredients that will accelerate OR assist the dieter with weight loss.
Protein bars, energy supplements and energy juice tend to be very high in calories and may wipe out any calories that you have burned during exercise.
But exercise is about more than burning calories; it's about creating a stronger, more fit body - among other things. And replacing nutrients and lost fluids can be crucial in some circumstances.
Protein bars, energy bars and energy juice can also help energize the dieter after exercise.
The recommended foods in the official Food Pyramid will accomplish the same health benefits, but special products - such as Gatorade replenish and refuel faster.
We give energy bars, protein bars and energy drinks two thumb's up. Just be sure to take note of the calories contained in the bars of your choice and to add that number to your total daily calorie intake. Cheers!
However, if you're using these type dieting supplements as snacks, that's not a healthy solution. You can better meet your body's energy needs via lower caloric foods and drinks.
One bottle of Gatorade contains as many calories as a sugary soda.
Keep in mind that the body bases weight on energy calories consumed - not vitamins and minerals, although they are essential for optimum health.
Nutrition Facts: Gatorade Sport's Drink by Pepsico Quaker, the original, fruit-flavored, ready-to-drink vitamin and mineral refueler.