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Some guys who work out wonder if they should take a protein shake before or after training, but what about snacks that can be taken at any time of the day?
And when you’re working and have a busy day, you don’t necessarily have the time to make several healthy snacks that you can take with you at work or anywhere you want (if you travel for exemple).
I had the opportunity to test the delicious protein cookies from Naked Nutrition, whose pre-workout drink I had introduced to you.
Protein all day long
With its 10 gram of protein, you can eat several cookie per day! Personally I tested this cookie and was eating 3 per day: One around 10am, one in the afternoon, and one right after workouts. I don’t like to take a protein shake before training, if I eat too much some of my energy goes into digestion!
A sedentary person needs about 0.4 g of protein per pound of weight per day
Baked in the USA, this cookie meets several criteria that more and more people are looking for:
- 100% Gluten free
- 1g of sugar (a record for a cookie and the low sugar content does not affect the taste!
- Delicious almond flour
- Low in calories, perfect for weight control
- The flavor I tested contains only 190 calories per serving!
In addition, Naked Nutrition cookies do not contain GMOs or fructose.
And what about the taste ?
I have as indicated, I tested the Chocolate Chip flavor, but those protein cookies also exist in two other flavors: Protein Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Protein Sugar Cookies (This one contains 5g and not 1g of sugar for your information).
They are sold by 12, so you can take a whole week’s worth of cookies with you.
Ready to test this delicious protein cookie ? Get more info here guys, and don’t forget, we all need a daily dose of protein to gain muscle,
What are the benefits of eating Vegan?
According to several studies conducted in recent years, there are many benefits for our body to eat Vegan food.
From the research I was able to do, here is what I found:
- It helps to improve sports performance: Indeed, the Vegan food would bring more energy to our body, what to maximize its trainings.
- A benefit in weight loss: Vegas foods are less rich in lipids, and everything that comes from animals (meats) are rich in saturated fatty acids, which is not ideal if you do not want to gain weight. As a result, Vegan people have a lower BMI than average.
- Less stress and fewer headaches: Vegan food helps improve your overall health, and helps reduce stress and headaches, and this information comes from a study by the National Headache Foundation in Chicago.
- Vegan people are less likely to develop diabetes or obesity.
Obviously, I’m not telling you to become a Vegan person at all, but I wanted to point out the benefits of this protein cookie offered by Naked Nutrition who is Vegan and where the taste is just perfect.
Finally, after a few days of testing, I can say that it is much easier to digest this cookie from Naked Nutrition than a traditional cookie.
Examples of Vegan food
fresh vegetables and fresh fruits in sufficient quantities as they contain vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.
Soy-based food products: tofu or tempeh for example are rich in proteins. These products are perfect for replacing meat.
Legumes and cereals: rich in protein, you can eat lentils, chickpeas, beans, peas…
about cereals: you can eat for exemple wheat, barley, spelt, quinoa, rice…
Nuts and seeds: they are rich in lipids and beneficial to health, but also plant proteins. such as flax seeds, hemp seeds or chia, as well as pecan nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and almonds for example.
What to replace milk and dairy products with?
Good question ! Rest assured, there are now many alternatives to cow’s or sheep’s milk.
For example, you can use soy milk, almond milk or even oat milk for cooking or for your cereals. It is 100% vegan and the taste is “close” to milk as I know it.
Is there any risk in becoming and eating Vegan?
It is important to know that as with any diet, there is a risk of dietary imbalance.
On a daily basis, our body needs several nutrients to function properly, to produce the energy necessary for its functioning and to avoid getting sick.
Before becoming Vegan, I suggest several things:
- Take the time to learn about Vegan foods and their nutrient content: You absolutely have to know what you are eating so that you don’t have a protein, iron, vitamins or calcium deficiency for example or anything else.
- If you have the possibility, make an appointment with a nutritionist to do a complete assessment of your diet. He or she will be able to help you establish a nutritional plan adapted to your needs to allow you to make a smooth transition.
Nutrient deficiencies can cause severe energy loss, anemia, more frequent fractures and serious hormonal imbalance, so it is important not to take this diet lightly and to be serious about what you eat every day.