Have you ever worked out after a big dinner? Urgh. You know the feeling we’re going to describe before we even type it.
What about on an empty stomach? For some, doing so puts you into a focused state – creating a lean, mean workout machine. For most, however, it makes you sluggish, lethargic and generally feeling like you lack energy in every area that counts.
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Oatein is a British brand with a big dream to bring delicious oaty, high-protein goodness to health-minded individuals.
Founded in late 2015 by John-Paul Gardner and Andy Dixon, Oatein has grown from a small healthy snack business to a global brand found around the world in over 55 countries. The company is currently based in the seaside town of Whitley Bay where they first started, a few miles north of the Tyne Estuary where the River Tyne meets the North Sea. Continue reading “Behind The Brand: Oatein | With Protein Package”
Protein. We all want it; we all need it. Our muscles, especially. Protein is a macronutrient that fuels the body’s ability to replenish worn muscle fibre – increasing the density and size of the muscles as a result. Eating protein isn’t just for gym-goers, however. It’s beneficial for everyone, thanks to the amino acids that make up protein.
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Ready to slap on some size? The only real calculation for those looking to bulk up or slim down is a simple one: calories in vs calories out. However, if you’re looking to do more than just put on/lose weight and actually build solid muscle, you need to ensure that the calories you consume are composed of vital micronutrients and macronutrients – especially protein.
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In the past, we’ve discussed the tricky relationship many active gym-goers have with sugar. Of course, refined sugar in any kind of excess is unquestionably bad for your body, but for those consuming sugar in a post-workout snack such as a protein bar, it’s crucial to understand how sugar impacts your abilities to lose or gain weight.
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When is the best time to eat a protein bar?
Well – that depends on several factors: from who you ask to what your goals are.
If your goal is to use protein bars as a healthier alternative to common snacks, you can eat them whenever you want. However, if you’re aiming to build muscle and maximise your ‘gains’, it’s worth being aware of a time window that bodybuilders call the ‘protein window’.
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Are protein bars good for you? Well – that depends. It could be argued that the healthiest foods are those which are entirely unrefined or processed – but few of us have the ability to eat a diet like that.
Protein bars offer a way to pack in the vital macronutrient in an easy, accessible way. You can buy them in bulk or just pick one up at the supermarket to up your protein intake on the go. But not all protein bars are created equal – and some are healthier than others.
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In a busy world, vegans often struggle to find healthy, nutritious snacks they can enjoy on the go. While the UK caters well to vegans thanks to a rise in fast-food options, mainstream eateries, and even a change towards vegan-friendly sweets such as M&S’ Percy Pigs, those with very little time on their hands can still struggle to find something that’s actually healthy and will provide the energy boost they need.
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Whether you believe the adage of “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” or not, there is a lot of nutritional potential in the first meal of the day. Not only does eating breakfast kickstart your metabolism, but some studies have even suggested that missing breakfast confuses your body’s latent ‘fasting’ mechanism that expects you to replenish blood sugar after sleeping.
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Vegan snacks you can make yourself or just pick up in the supermarket
So you’re throwing a party? Yay! But you’ve got to cater for different diets? Oooh.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here at Oatein, we’re all about creating protein snacks that can be enjoyed by those following a range of different diets. From low sugar to high protein to vegan snacks, we know a thing or two about how to offer great food for all.
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