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Eat Spotlight: Muscle Milk Protein Bars

Give your body everything it needs before and after a workout for optimal results.

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Anyone who’s ever touched a weight, competed in sports, or taken a cross-training class knows the importance of protein. It’s a fairly simple concept: Muscles are composed of proteins that can be built up and strengthened only by dietary protein. When you exercise, your muscles degrade, and if you don’t feed them, they won’t recover properly.

The tough part is deciding what protein to consume and how often to consume it. Key times to supplement with protein are first thing in the morning, before a workout, after a workout, and at bedtime. Some of these fuel-up sessions can be supplied via food, but protein bars provide the convenience that no other protein source does. No mixing, no drinking from warm containers, no hauling around a shaker cup. Just tear open the wrapper and enjoy the muscle-building goodness.

Yet with so many choices out there, it can be difficult to choose the right one. Fortunately, Muscle Milk, the leader in powdered and ready-to-drink proteins, offers a winning line of protein bars. These snacks are made with high-quality milk proteins, including milk protein isolate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein concentrate. (And they leave out protein fillers such as gelatin and collagen ingredients.) These bars provide nutrients for sustained energy, with 15 to 20 grams of protein to help build lean muscle and promote recovery.

They also taste good. Inspired by artisanal ice creams, the bars come in 12 flavors and offer both creamy and crunchy textures—all for only 180 to 250 calories and 4 to 10 grams of sugar per bar.

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PROTEIN UP: Muscle Milk Protein Bars come in 12 delicious flavors and pack 15 to 20 grams of protein per bar.

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