Most athletes know how important protein is for recovery, but did you know it can also help to reduce fatigue and muscle damage when taken with energy on endurance events. HIGH5 explain more.
HIGH5’s newest product, Energy Bar with Protein, is loaded with 10g of plant-based protein and 19g of carbohydrates per bar… but what is so good about carbohydrate energy with protein?
When you have a multi-day endurance event, foresee a period of intense training, or plan on taking a step up in training volume (such as a training camp), it can be useful to take on a blend of energy and protein.
Research shows that carbohydrate-protein ingestion improves endurance performance to a greater extent than carbohydrate alone, particularly in cycling. This shows a benefit for getting some additional protein into your nutrition plan alongside your carbohydrate intake during training.
Protein isn’t just for recovery – research also shows that carbohydrates with additional protein calories reduces muscle damage, as well as time to fatigue in endurance athletes. Athletes taking part in endurance activities can benefit from additional protein with their carbohydrate energy.
When taking on a multi-day event or during periods of intense training, it’s more vital than usual to take care of your body and ensure your recovery, so you can continue day after day.
HIGH5 Energy Drink with Protein is the all-in-one sports drink for both during and after exercise, formulated with this balance of carbohydrate and protein in mind. With a mix of carbohydrates, key electrolytes, and whey protein, it not only helps sustain performance but helps promote the growth and recovery of normal muscles.
To continue the HIGH5 Energy with Protein Range, HIGH5 has formulated Energy Bar with Protein – an all-in-one sports bar with a blend of 10g plant-based protein and 19g carbohydrates.
Energy Bar with Protein is the ideal great tasting mix of ingredients for any training session. Made with real foods, such as fruit, nuts, and seeds, and pea protein, this bar fits right in your jersey pocket for the perfect mid-ride snack.
Energy Bar with Protein is formulated with pea protein, which has all the essential and branched-chain amino acids your body needs but cannot create itself. It’s also easy to digest and suitable for vegans, making it the ideal bar for those looking to follow a more plant-based diet.
HIGH5 doesn’t compromise taste for performance. They believe that sports nutrition that works and supports your body through training and races, shouldn’t need to taste artificial. HIGH5 constantly pushes to create scientifically engineered sports nutrition that genuinely tastes delicious – and Energy Bar with Protein is no exception.
Energy Bar with Protein comes in two delicious flavors, Peanut & Banana and Cacao and Raspberry – made with real ingredients such as dried fruit, nuts, and seeds, with no unnecessary fillers or artificial flavors.
Words by HIGH5