By Janine Rotter, Director of Fitness Nutrition for UNBOWED
There's no better time than NOW to take care of yourself!
Eating well is essential to feeling good and staying healthy, but when loading up on other essential items we shouldn't neglect protein.
Protein helps the body build antibodies to fight infection and fatigue, and helps to maintain body tissues, including muscles, organs, nervous system, blood, skin, and hair. It also serves as a transport mechanism for oxygen, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Some protein foods have additional health benefits. Fish, such as salmon, tuna, herring, and trout, are high in protein and also omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for health. Legumes are high in protein and they’re high in fiber and contain phytochemicals that may have health benefits.
It's important that we eat enough protein each day by way of whole foods to cover our body's needs but sometimes it's hard to get the daily requirements by eating so much food! This is when protein supplements come in, ensuring you are getting enough protein to help your body maintain proper fluid balance, build and repair tissues, transport nutrients and provide other essential functions. Where you may not be getting enough protein in your diet alone, our whey protein blend contains all the ingredients you need to help you support your muscle health, give your body what it needs to recover properly, reduce fat loss and even help reduce hunger and cravings, to help you reach your fitness goals.
But do you know how much protein you need? Everyone needs a different amount and there are many different factors that impact your number, so we found this simple tool to determine your basic protein needs with The Protein Calculator that estimates the daily amount of dietary protein adults require to remain healthy.
Like any other health and wellness product, the quality and safety of a nutritional supplement begin with good manufacturing practices.
With over 15,000 nutritional supplement manufacturing facilities, more than half of these facilities are located outside the United States, making it very difficult for consumers to know exactly what, and how much of each ingredient is in their supplements.
UNBOWED is different. We are on a mission is to provide our customers with a non-proprietary blend (we fully disclose every ingredient and exactly how much of each ingredient) grass-fed whey of the highest quality that is manufactured right here in the USA, in a GMP compliant, FDA registered facility.
Our grass-fed whey is free from any artificial coloring and is the purest protein source available that undergoes less processing with 24g of fast-digesting protein that is loaded with all the essential amino acids necessary to protect enzyme function, as well as rebuild the body’s cells and tissues before, during, and after workouts. A favorite among athletes everywhere, whey protein boosts your fitness efforts by offering an array of health and wellness benefits.
WHEN TO TAKE IT
Our Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition recommends consuming a protein shake within 15–60 minutes after exercise. This time frame is known as the “anabolic window” known for having the greatest benefits for getting the most of the nutrients.
But wait, there's a difference between consuming a protein shake and a meal replacement shake, and it's very important to know the difference between the two.
A protein shake contains only one macronutrient, protein, and a meal replacement shake contains all three macronutrients.
Depending on your fitness goals it may be important to add a fast-acting carbohydrate pre or post-workout to help replenish your body's glycogen stores that are used as fuel during exercise.
For any other time of the day, again depending on your goals, you will want to add either both a carbohydrate like low-sugar fruits such as berries (the carbs help to provide you sustained energy) and/or a healthy fat such as organic coconut oil (essential for health and bodily functions) to your UNBOWED protein powder. This meal replacement shake contains all three macronutrients and can be enjoyed a couple of times per day.
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