Sports nutrition is continually evolving and it’s often hard for fitness fans to keep pace with the latest advice on how best to eat for enhanced performance and recovery.

Carbohydrates have always been the recommended fuel of choice for exercise, although it’s now been discovered that it’s also beneficial to take on board some fats during endurance exercise. Protein, on the other hand, was believed to be best consumed after exercise to aid muscle recovery. However, recent research has highlighted that consuming a carbohydrate/protein mix during longer distance running or cycling could help reduce muscle pain, lessen the sense of exertion, increase endurance and aid muscle recovery.

Almost all sports bars on the market are currently split into two camps, those for energy during training and those for protein after training; meaning athletes may not be getting the best results from their on-the-go nutrition.

The Primal Pantry believe they have a tasty solution in the form of their new range of natural high-protein bars. The bars combine a healthy serving of natural energy in the form of both carbohydrates and fats from a range of real food ingredients. These include dates, coconut nectar, and almonds, alongside 15g of hemp protein to ensure your mind and muscles get everything they need.

There are four exciting flavours available: Cocoa Orange, Mixed Berry, Cocoa Brownie and Double Espresso, the latter also containing 146mg of caffeine, provided by raw ground coffee. Research has shown that consuming caffeine with carbohydrates can have a dramatic effect on long distance performance5, increasing output by as much as 23%, and in other sports6 can help improve reaction time and sprint action. The Double Espresso bar is one of the few products on the market to combine carbohydrates, protein, and caffeine in an on-the-go snack.

The new Primal Pantry new bars pack a nutritive punch while retaining the nutritional integrity the brand was built on. This is why you only see real food ingredients in these bars: there’s not an additive, preservative, flavouring or colourant in sight. Clean, natural sources of nutrition are what the Primal Pantry does best.

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