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Bar Hopping

By John Parrillo

Everyone loves nutrition bars, especially because they are so convenient. You can toss them in your gym bag, stash them in your desk at word, munch them in the car, or pack them for long hikes or tips. They also supplement your meals, plus contribute protein, calories, vitamins, minerals and more to your diet. At Parrillo Performance, we make 4 different categories of bars, so that you can consume the right kind of bar for your individual requirements.

bar-hopping-parrillo-barsWhich Parrillo Bar Is Right For You?

I believe the first step in selecting a bar (or bars) is to define your nutritional requirements, based on your activity level and goals. Maybe you’re trying to build muscle, or boost your energy level for endurance activities. Or perhaps you need to trim body fat. All of these issues figure into your selection. Here are some guidelines to help you.

If You’re a Bodybuilder or Power Athlete…

The bodybuilders I work with have clamored for this product for years: a high protein bar that packs enough wallop to replenish nutrients lost during an all-out training session. With 23 grams of pure protein isolates and 29 grams of slow-release carbohydrates, the Parrillo Protein Bar™ sets a new industry standard for potency and taste. Plus, with a 60-40 ratio of carbohydrates-to-protein, considered optimal for post-workout nutrient replenishment by nutrition experts. The Parrillo Protein Bar™ is the perfect formula. And how about taste? Parrillo Performance has struck the perfect balance between taste and potency, compromising on neither. The best time to use these bars is post-workout; the nutrient ratio helps create a hormonal environment that is conducive to muscle-building.

If You’re an Endurance Athlete…

Carbs are your body’s preferred fuel choice. You need additional carbs to drive your training, and Parrillo Energy Bars™ can fill the bill. These were developed after our experience working with a lot of national and international level athletes and helping them prepare for endurance events. What we found is that the athletes we work with need energy. Due to the strict dieting and high level of energy requirements, they wanted a portable source of high quality, energy producing nutrients. The Parrillo Energy Bar™ provides 5.5 grams of energy producing CapTri® C8 MCT. With 34 grams of a slow-release carbohydrates and 14 grams of high-quality protein the Parrillo Energy Bar™ is just what you need. Perfect for a mid-morning snack, pre-workout energizer or just as a great source of nutrition when you are on the go.

If You’re Missing the Nutrient Practically Everyone Lacks…

Dietary fiber has been singled out by many recent studies as one of the major “underconsumed nutrients.” In its Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends an adequate intake of dietary fiber should be at 14 grams per 1,000 calories, or stated another way 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men, with most Americans under consuming dietary fiber at only 15 grams a day on average. Fiber deficiency raises the risk of weight gain, heart disease, constipation, cancer, among other serious conditions.

Which is why I think you’ll love our newest Parrillo bar – the High Protein High Fiber Soft Chew Bar: it’s got a delicious soft and chewy texture, plus it’s packed with protein and fiber! In fact, one bar provides 13 grams of fiber. Eat two a day and you’re close to meeting that all important daily requirement. It has only 6g of Net Carbs and less than one gram of sugar. With only 150 calories, this delectable bar is a great portable snack when you’re on the go or you just need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If You’re Trying to Lose Fat and Lean Out…

Calories and other nutrients are important to consider when choosing a bar. The Parrillo Protein Chew Bar™ chews like taffy, giving you that chewing satisfaction while minimizing calories. It contains 19 grams of protein and only 160 calories which fills the needs of those who require a smaller caloric intake per meal. Our High Protein High Fiber Soft Chew Bar™ (see above) is also a great choice if you’re reducing body fat – it’s filling thanks to the satiating effect of added fiber and protein, plus it is our lowest calorie bar.

An important consideration: Use the bars as supplements to your diet. You need the nutrition specified in the Parrillo Nutrition Program. If you’re eating bars instead of real food, you’re missing out on nutrients your body really needs.

 

2018-10-17T18:37:21+00:00 October 17th, 2018|by John Parrillo, The Press|

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