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High protein snacks for muscle building

GoNutrition® offers a range of high protein snacks for muscle building that can give you energy, keep you feeling full and aid recovery, as nutritionist Charlotte Mullins explains. Who doesn't like a snack? The problem is, unless it's something tasty enough to quell your cravings and satisfying enough to keep you from coming back for more - the snacking never stops - unless you pick the right snack, that is. Snacking has for many years now received bad press but this is largely due to our choice of snack as opposed to the concept of eating 'in between our three meals a day', which is an outdated concept. Our snacking habits are adding too many calories and too few nutrients to our diets. When done right, snacking keeps energy levels up, stops us overeating at the next meal and gives more opportunities to get in all our nutritional needs.

Using high protein snacks for muscle building

Whether it's fuelling up before hitting the gym or taking a midday snack break to avoid the mid afternoon lull, high protein snacks are the tastiest way to keep on going. High protein snacks are the perfect way to fill up, and give us longer-lasting energy than the usual, carb-heavy options. Whether you want to build muscle, burn fat or lose weight, protein can help. Snacking on high protein foods helps give you energy, keeps you full, and aids in faster recovery after strenuous workouts. It also increases immune function. Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right calories, will help keep your body energised and help you lose weight. Protein (plus exercise) fuels the growth of lean muscle mass, which boosts the metabolic rate and increases calorie burn. Smart choices with the right macronutrients will help your body operate at maximum efficiency. High protein products, will help sustain your energy and hunger levels for a good couple of hours, unlike carbohydrates, which get used up relatively quickly.

Our favourite high protein snack choices

Nuts

Nuts, such as our Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Walnuts are an easy way to get a delicious dose of protein in a convenient, shelf-stable package. Try a mixed bunch for variety and a combo with dried fruit for some added sweetness. Nuts are a delicious, energy dense, high protein snack. Heart healthy unsaturated fats, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Nuts are free from added salts and sugars making them a fantastic choice as a healthy snack or for adding to meals to improve the nutrition content. Nuts are one of the most nutrient dense natural foods available meaning they are great for those that try to follow clean diet that is low in processed foods. Rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids. These essential fatty acids help lower harmful LDL cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol. They are also packed with a wide range of vitamins and minerals to support health and wellbeing. Ideal for strength and endurance athletes and are particularly beneficial for anyone looking to gain mass as they are high in calories and protein rich. Loaded with antioxidants to help combat oxidative stress caused by training, Nuts are a fantastic snack for healthy eaters and a great option for those on a Paleo Diet looking to consume high quality protein. Nuts are very rich source of essential minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. A handful of nuts a day in the diet would provide enough of these minerals and prevent deficiency diseases.

Protein Chips

Few high protein snacks taste as good as our new Protein Chips, which are delivered in a tasty crisp style. GoNutrition® have produced this amazing high protein snack to deliver 50% premium quality protein while remaining ultra low in fats and sugars. This new and innovative protein delivery format, means you can enjoy a great tasting snack, which is usually off the menu and boost your protein intake at the same time. These are a delicious high protein crisp, offering a nutritious twist on the nations favourite savoury snack. These high protein snacks are made with soy protein and whey protein isolate to deliver 50% protein. Protein Chips are just like crisps - an ideal snack for anyone looking to increase their protein intake, regardless of your training goals. Protein is an essential nutrient for anyone who is training and experts recommend at least 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight daily to support muscle growth and repair. Each 30g bag of Protein Chips delivers 15g of high quality protein to help increase your daily protein intake.
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