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Do Vegan Protein Bars Give You Energy?

Protein bars are great because they provide a powerful source of energy in a convenient portable format. Whether you’re replacing a meal, or refueling yourself on a hike, protein bars can give you the fuel boost you need to conquer the day-to-day AND the great outdoors, alike. But do vegan energy bars provide you with the same amount of energy? The answer is yes — they do! In fact, they may even give you more energy.  What are vegan protein bars? First of all, let’s clarify what we mean by vegan protein bars. These bars are made without milk and dairy...

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How Healthy are Energy Bars?

There is an extremely wide selection of energy bars available in most grocery stores today - from the regular ones to vegan energy bars. The more brands there are, the more variety of bars there will be, and not all bars are created equally. It’s difficult to make a generalization about how healthy all energy bars are, because each of us is looking for something different in a bar. We can, however, point you in the direction of what ingredients make an energy bar healthy or unhealthy. So, let’s get started! What Makes an Energy Bar “Healthy”? That’s right —...

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8 Benefits of Protein Bars

Vegans and non-vegans alike are starting to incorporate plant based protein bars into their diets, especially as they become more and more available in grocery stores. But are they actually good for you, besides the name? Yes! In this post, we’ll explain the many benefits of protein bars. Especially the plant based ones. Plant Based Protein Bar vs Whey Protein Bar Most protein bars contain whey, which is a waste product leftover from cheese production — kind of unappealing, right? It’s a highly processed protein that can cause weight gain, and can cause indigestion in people with sensitivities to dairy...

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Are Protein Bars Good for Runners?

Protein bars are a convenient and tasty snack favored by all types of athletes, from weightlifters to trail runners. Nutrition is key to your performance and can help boost endurance, in any type of exercise.  “Protein bar” is a broad descriptor — bars deemed “protein bars” don’t all have the same amount of protein, and they certainly vary in quality and nutritional value. A protein bar may have 5 grams of protein, or as much as 20 grams. One is not better than the other — protein is an essential nutrient, but sometimes less is more. Depending on what stage...

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