Proteins are essential for bodies in training. They aid muscle growth, repair and hormonal signalling.
It’s important to get the right amount of protein within a balanced diet, but equally important to take it at the appropriate times of the day to get the most benefit from what you’re ingesting.
After a workout, you have roughly a 30 mins – 90 mins window to consume a healthy combination of protein and carbohydrates. The amino acids in protein are carried through the body by the carbohydrates to help repair and recover muscles.
It’s not always easy to measure out, pre-pare and plan your snack times and protein kicks. Life gets hectic and busy, but there are convenient foods which you can include in your diet for an additional protein boost.
Bread is a natural staple in many diets, and with roughly 9g of protein per white slice, it’s an area that can certainly get beefed up with extra protein.
With the fitness wave, many nutritional and supplement companies have moved away from the pills and shakes and ventured into food production.
High protein bread is one area we’ve started to see develop. Usually made from oats, whey protein and whole wheat, it can contain anything from 12g – 16g of protein per slice. Substituting this into your daily lunchtime routine may give you that boost you need.
There’s many brands offering high protein bread, but this one is from P28 and you can buy it here for £5