Protein bars, a smart snack after your Strong Viking performance
As a Viking, do you put extra protein on the menu? At what time should you do so? And how do you determine your required serving of protein? Questions we often hear at Herbalife Nutrition. We can be brief: if you want to keep your steel cables, as a Viking should, it is best to take a well-balanced snack after your run or your workout.
Dana Ryan, PhD, MBA, M.A. - Director, Sport Performance and Education at Herbalife Nutrition says, "Healthy snacking is an important part of everyone's diet. But for Vikings and active people, the right snacks provide more than that - sufficient fuel for training, improve muscle recovery, boost mental performance and help maintain a fit body. It is therefore important to choose the right composition of nutrients and proteins are very important in this regard."
Like fats and carbohydrates, our bodies need protein. These essential nutrients can be found in many products of both animal and plant origin - think eggs, chicken, dairy, pasta, nuts, seeds or legumes.
How much protein you need depends on your body weight and lifestyle. For non-athletes, 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day is an adequate amount. If you exercise regularly, you can eat up to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight. It is best to spread this dose over several meals a day. Per hour your body can process about 25 grams of protein. Dana Ryan: "Aim for at least 20 grams of protein in your snack to prevent muscle breakdown and promote muscle building. Eating protein within the first hour of exercise is ideal for replenishing and building muscle. So take your serving of protein right after you cross the finish line, during the 'recovery' phase."
When you're on the go, opt for a convenient snack like a protein bar, Greek yogurt or nuts. Snacks are a great way to get the extra nutrition you need to achieve your goals and desired performance.
Specially for all Vikings: H24 Achieve, the first protein bar from the Herbalife24 line of Herbalife Nutrition
If you want to treat your muscles and experience whether a protein bar is for you, you can also taste the H24 Achieve Protein Bar Dark Chocolate in Ghent on the weekend of 18 and 19 September! This first protein bar from the Herbalife24 sports nutrition line is a delicious and convenient treat worthy of Valhalla. The bar contains 21 grams of protein, is low in sugar, contains no artificial flavors or colors and is suitable for vegetarians. Ideal for increasing your daily protein intake without compromising your nutrition goals. The protein bars are Informed Sport certified. This means that they have been tested and found to be free of banned substances in the sports world. The Herbalife24 line is based on the latest science and designed for everyone to help you prepare, train and recover. By the way, Herbalife Nutrition coaches are happy to help you get started with a customized nutrition and exercise plan.