By Alanna Nuñez
September 08, 2011

Choosing the right nutriton bar can be hard. There are so many types and flavors available that it can get overwhelming. Whether you're searching for the right nutrition bar for you or you just want to branch out from your favorite and try something new, why not consider Pure Protein? Pure Protein offers protein bars in more than 10 flavors, including S'mores, Blueberry Crumb Cake and Chocolate Deluxe. They also come in two different sizes-78 grams and 50 grams, so whether you're a little hungry or a lot hungry, they've got the size to meet your needs.

Pure Protein also contains whey protein, which makes it an ideal post-workout snack.

When your muscles become torn and inflamed, which is what happens after an intense workout session, the amino acids in protein help to rebuild and restore those muscles, Amy Hendel, a nutrition expert and the author of The 4 Habits of Healthy Families, says. Although a long-held belief from the 1960s dictated that it was better to refuel after a workout by eating carbs, a recent study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition suggests that whey protein reduces cortisol, the hormone that breaks down muscle, and that it creates a better refueling response, which helps your muscles recover faster after a workout.

"After a workout, you do want to replace some of your carbs, but really, you want to address the building blocks of muscle, especially if you're trying to lose or maintain your weight," Hendel says. "You want something that will optimize muscle protein synthesis. Pure Protein is one example of several great choices that uses whey protein and has the right number of calories for a post-workout snack."

So if you're trying to up your intake of whey protein, or protein in general, Pure Protein bars may make the perfect supplement to your healthy lifestyle. And if you're looking for even more ways to incorporate whey protein into your diet, why not try stirring some whey protein powder into a smoothie after your next workout?