Training and nutrition: how to optimize performance with snacks and protein creams

Nutrition is a key component when it comes to optimizing performance in any physical activity, a balanced diet promotes the nutrients necessary to achieve fitness goals and allows you to maintain greater general well-being . In particular, athletes benefit from healthy nutrition for various reasons:

  • Higher energy levels , food is in fact fuel and is necessary to guarantee sufficient energy to give your best during training;
  • Faster muscle repair , proteins specifically are essential for building and repairing muscle during recovery after training sessions;
  • More effective immune system , a well-balanced diet provides the essential vitamins and minerals that support a healthy immune system. Regular exercise can put stress on the body, making it important for athletes to consume immune-boosting foods to stay healthy and prevent disease.

Training and protein snacks

Healthy eating also includes snacks , which however must have natural ingredients and therefore avoid preservatives which are added to extend the shelf life of the product. Preservatives are in fact considered harmful to health and in the long run can cause digestive problems or allergies, not to mention that several studies have demonstrated the increased risk of chronic diseases. This is why it is importantto carefully read the labels of the foods you consume, Clemi's Market offers organic products made in Italy that respect the environment and your health.

A particularly popular snack among fitness enthusiasts are energy bars , which are important for training because they provide a quick source of energy that can easily be consumed before, during or after a workout. Additionally, energy bars can be a good source of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber, which are important for overall health and well-being.

A healthy and tasty option is the Protein Fuel bar with almonds and cocoa : it contains only five ingredients (dates, almonds, pumpkin seed protein, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt). This protein bar is 100% natural, vegan and gluten-free , there are no refined sugars but only sugars obtained from fruit. The Protein Fuel bar from Clemi's Market also has a high protein content (15g), which is essential for our body because it helps in the construction and repair of tissues, in the production of hormones, in supporting immune function and in the transport of nutrients. The combination of flavors and textures makes it a tasty and convenient option for a quick snack, especially for those with an active lifestyle or anyone looking for a nutritious and tasty snack.

Protein bar with chocolate and almonds

These little snacks actually make a big difference in sports performance and recovery, a real fuel to keep you going when you start to feel tired throughout the day. For sports enthusiasts, these snacks can be consumed both before and after training to achieve different but still important results. In pre-workout, these snacks are useful for maintaining a constant energy level , particularly for sports that require greater resistance. In the post-workout phase, however, they facilitate the assimilation of the nutrients necessary for recovery and for increasing muscle mass .

Training and protein snacks

In addition to snacks, protein creams are another great option for athletes looking to improve their sports performance . Protein creams are in fact a convenient and tasty way to increase your protein intake, which is important for building and repairing muscles. These creams are also very versatile foods: they can be spread on toast, biscuits or added to smoothies for a quick and easy protein intake.

However, when choosing a protein cream, as in the case of snacks, it is always necessary to carefully read the nutritional values ​​and ingredients to make a choice that is conscious and healthy for our well-being. Also in this case, the Clemi's Market shop meets your needs with Protein Power - peanut cream , a delicious spread that contains only three organic ingredients, has no added refined sugars or processed oils and is completely vegan! Thanks to the high protein content (23.9g per 100g), it is ideal for recovery from your intense training sessions and given the presence of yacòn as a natural sweetener, it is also suitable for diabetics. This cream is a healthy alternative to the normal peanut butter found on the market, it is made with:

  • Sicilian peanuts 100% made in Italy , nutritious and healthy thanks to their composition rich in nutrients, including vegetable proteins, healthy fats and fibre;
  • A pinch of cinnamon , thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, helps improve heart health and cognitive function;
  • Yacòn powder , a South American root known for its sweet taste and health benefits, contains few calories but is rich in fiber and prebiotics, which improve insulin sensitivity and reduce cholesterol levels;

If you are looking for inspiration to create original recipes , we recommend you read our recipe blog: you will surely find something to taste and experiment in the kitchen... but whether you love more elaborate recipes or simple quick ideas, our shop has everything you need you need! Visit the site to stock up!