The Protein Works

Protein Snacks




With Ross Edgley & Nick Smith

LIVE: From TPW™ Towers


Protein Snacks By TPW™

Protein Snacks come in many different forms. Of course there’s the standard bars and nuts, but at TPW™ Towers we’ve never settled for “standard.” This is why in an effort to continually raise the bar product in sports nutrition products such as the world’s first Protein Popcorn and the insanely popular Protein Flapjacks Luxe leave the TPW™ Bakery at a rate of knots. But wait! There's more good news...



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Date for Your Diary

At 7:30pm (GMT) on Thursday 5th February 2015 we will announcing a BRAND NEW flavour in one of the greatest creations to leave the TPW™ Bakery. Tune in, because it's an absolute gem!



Ask a Question & Stay Up to Date

We know it can be hard to keep up with the ‘protein snack wizardry’ that leaves the TPW™ Towers. Which is why we’re catching up with the man responsible for the TPW™ Bakery. The protein pioneer and whey protein wizard Nick Smith. He’ll be talking about the future of protein snacks, manufacturing processes and everything you need to know about protein foods.

Then of course our resident sports scientist Ross Edgley will be on hand to answer all sports performance questions. How protein snacks should feature in your diet? Which protein snacks are best suited for which goals? What you should be looking out for on your labels?

For your chance to have YOUR question answered live by Nick or Ross, submit them via one of social media pages below. For anyone using Twitter in the build up to the event, use the exclusive hashtag #TPWHANGOUT. For regular updates, keep your eyes peeled across each of our social media pages and join the ever-expanding TPW™ Community. Also be sure to let us know what #TPWHANGOUT topic you'd want us to cover? From creatine to fat burners we will aim to cover them all.



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Protein Snack Basics

Most people know that protein is required by the body to help the muscles repair and regrow. Athletes in particular have an elevated need for protein to help their muscles, tendons and even immune system cope with the demands of training. This is why the International Olympic Committee Consensus on Sports Nutrition states that “strength or speed athletes require 1.7grams of protein per kg of bodyweight per day.”

But consuming this amount of protein can sometimes be hard. It's for this exact reason that people use protein shakes and protein foods in their diet. Since otherwise that's a lot of chicken, tuna and hard boiled eggs. It's for this exact reason that protein snacks can be an invaluable addition to an athlete's supplement cupboard.


Protein Snacks & Fat Loss

What many people don’t know is protein is a multi-talented macronutrient. What this means is whilst I can help you recover from training it can also help you lose weight too. Research published in the Journal of American College Nutrition shows protein has a satiating and thermic effect. What this means is eating protein not only keeps you feeling fuller for longer, but it also actually requires you to burn calories just to digest it. Another reason protein snacks could/should be a great addition to your diet routine.

Finally, and worth noting, whilst it’s true all protein snacks that leave TPW™ Towers are an absolute treat for the taste buds. They’ve also been scientifically formulated too. Let’s taken the Protein Flapjack Luxe as an example. High in protein, low in sugars and contains low glycaemic fibrous carbohydrates to provide you with a slow sustained release of energy throughout the day. But it gets even better. They’ve also been made with premium grade coconut oil.

For who don’t know, research conducted at Vanderbilt University, USA, discovered the fat known as medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut oil, “Stimulates thermogenesis.” Furthermore they state that, “This increased energy expenditure provides evidence that excess energy derived from medium-chain triglycerides is stored with a lesser efficiency.” Basically, the fat content of medium-chain triglycerides doesn’t store as fat but rather increases the rate at which we burn it. An idea supported by scientists from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University, Quebec, Canada, who even proposed medium-chain triglycerides could be a, “Potential agent in the prevention of obesity.” Concluding, “Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expenditure and may result in faster satiety and facilitate weight control.”

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