Top Protein Bars

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By Sarah Gearhart

There's no better time to fuel your body properly than right after a hardcore practice. Your muscles need carbs and protein post-workout to enhance protein synthesis, which allows muscle cells to build proteins that repair fibers and rebuild tissue. Try one of these top protein bars.

MET-Rx PROTEIN PLUS®
Flavor:
Mud Pie Fusion*
$33.48 for a case of 12
metrx.com
Calories 320 Carbs 32g
Fat 9g Protein 32g
The lowdown: Packed with 32 grams of protein, each bar also supplies 50 percent of your DV of iron, a key mineral for helping oxygen get to your muscles.

DETOUR®
Flavor:
Chocolate Caramel*
$24.99 for a box of 12
detourbar.com
Calories 340 Carbs 34g
Fat 9g Protein 30g
The lowdown: Made with Designer Whey protein®, this formula delivers 30 grams of protein per serving and 30 percent of your DV of vitamin B6, which helps regulate blood glucose.

OhYeah! ®
Flavor:
PB & Strawberry*
$36.95 for a box of 12
issresearch.com
Calories 370 Carbs 32g
Fat 16g Protein 27g
The lowdown: Although this bar is a little higher in total fat, it's free of trans fats (bad fat) and contains a substantial amount of protein (27 grams). You also get 15 percent of your DV of calcium per serving.

Pure Protein®
Flavor:
Chewy Chocolate Chip*
$29.99 for a box of 12
sportnutrition.com
Calories 300 Carbs 29g
Fat 8g Protein 32g
The lowdown: Low in sugar (1g), each bar is packed with more than a dozen vitamins and minerals and 32 grams of protein.

PowerBar® ProteinPlusTM
Flavor:
Chocolate Peanut Butter*
$24.50 for a box of 12
powerbar.com
Calories 300 Carbs 39g
Fat 6g Protein 23g
The lowdown: With a PowerBar® TrisourceTM protein blend, which includes both soy and whey protein isolate, this bar is low in fat and supplies 100 percent of your DV of 10 vitamins and minerals.

* Contains milk or soy


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