Chocolate, Caramel, Cookies, Nuts, Peanut Butter, Fudge,
Chocolate Chips… OH MY!
Now, do those things sound like something that would be good for you? Of course they don’t, but they ARE!
Detour Lean Muscle Shakes are 32 grams of protein packed into a yummy, smooth, shake in your choice of chocolate or vanilla. 1000 mg of omega and packed with 26 vitamins and minerals. And the large selection of bars all packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Grab a bar or shake before you workout, after you workout, any time of the day you want to add some extra goodness into your diet.
Getting protein before you workout helps energize your body and send nutrient to your muscles which they need for recovery and repair. Getting protein after a workout is just as important as well to help with the recovery and energy.
I am so in love with my bars. I got the peanut butter cream, caramel peanut, cookie dough caramel crisp, and peanut butter chocolate crunch. I honestly can’t tell you what one I like better. They help me get thru my day when I need that added protein and I get a snack attach.
I also got the chocolate lean muscle shakes. I use these in the morning before my workout. I blend ice with them to make a creamy shake. It seems like a sin to have something so tasty so early in the morning
The Importance of Protein in Your Diet
Why should you care about making sure you get enough protein? Here are four good reasons:
- It is a component of every cell in your body. In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein.
- Your body uses it to build and repair tissue.
- You need it to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
- It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Like carbohydrates and fat, protein is a “macronutrient,” meaning that you need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy. (Vitamins and minerals, which you only need in small quantities, are called “micronutrients.”)
Unlike carbohydrates and fat, your body does not store protein, so it has no reservoir to draw from when you’re running low. Protein bars and shakes are a great way to supplement your diet to ensure you’re getting the right amount of protein.
Benefits of a Protein-Enriched Diet
Consuming high-protein foods has many benefits, including:
- Speeding recovery after exercise
- Reducing muscle loss
- Building lean muscle
- Helping you maintain a healthy weight
- Curbing hunger
Different Forms of Protein
Protein comes from a variety of sources, including meat, milk, fish, soy, and eggs, as well beans, legumes, and nut butters. When proteins are digested, they leave behind amino acids, which the human body needs to break down food.
Whey, a high quality protein source naturally found in milk, is a complete protein and contains all of the amino acids your body needs. In general, proteins derived from animal sources (i.e. milk, eggs & meat) are complete, but your body’s ability to use the protein varies.
Disclaimer ~ Living Smart Girl received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are 100% Living Smart Girl’s.