With so many protein bars on the market, it can be hard to pick which one you think will be a great one for you. Questions such as: Do I go with plant-based or whey? Is 10g enough or do I really need 16-20 g? So many different questions I’m going to help you to decipher which protein bar is worth the money.
First, I would like to start off by saying… not everyone needs to go with a bar that has a lot of protein. If your diet has enough protein in it already a bar that has 20 g of protein may not be your suitable choice. Why? Because even though our bodies need protein too much protein isn’t a good thing. Here’s what happens when your body gets too much protein:
- Dehydration – Your kidneys are working overtime to remove excess protein which makes you thirsty
- Kidney problems – Apparently, when we take in protein we’re also taking in nitrogen. When we take in a lot of nitrogen through protein our kidneys have to work harder to remove the extra nitrogen.
- Nauseous – Eating or drinking too much protein sometimes means our digestive system can’t keep up and causes us to feel nauseated.
The key to incorporating protein into your diet is to first know how much you’re getting on a daily basis and pick the bars that are right for you. I will enclose links to sites that will tell you how you can know if you’re protein deficient or if you’re getting too much protein.
However, in regards to the types of protein I prefer, I like plant-based protein bars. Those include:
- Think Thin
- Orgain Organic Protein Bars
- GoMacro Bars, and
- Kind Bars
just to name a few. So, remember, when it comes to protein bars more is not always better because it depends on how much protein you’re already getting. Click the links below to find out if your protein levels are too high or too low. However, the only true way to find out is to take the medical plasma protein test but these links can probably give you an idea.
I hope this article sheds some light on the good and the bad of protein. 🙂