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Everything you need to know about Näak energy bars

You wonder who should eat Näak energy bars? You don’t know when you should be eating those Näak energy bars you bought at the gym last week, or even why you should be eating them? Then this blog post is for you. It will teach you everything you need to know about Näak energy bars, and make you excited to be #cricketpowered.

Who should eat Näak energy bars?

Näak energy bars, as long as they are not allergic to crustaceans or any of the ingredients in our bars.

Näak energy bars currently come in 5 different flavours: choco banana, choco orange, raspberry apricot, coco macadamia, and maple walnut. So, you are sure to find a flavour to your liking!

Why should you eat Näak energy bars?

Most of these bars have a similar base of ingredients. Below, you can read about 3 ingredients found in all Näak energy bars, and their health benefits.

Cricket powder

The stand-out ingredient in Näak products, and what makes our products different from other products on the market, is cricket powder. Cricket powder is a complete source of protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are the ones your body cannot synthesize on its own, and hence they must be obtained from your diet. In addition, cricket powder is a great source of vitamin B12; a nutrient that can be hard to get with certain diets, notably diets with low/no animal products in them. Cricket powder also contains omega-3s and omega-6s; essential fatty acids that your body must obtain from your diet. These fatty acids are crucial for optimal health, as they have many functions such as keeping your heart healthy.

Dates

To give our energy bars that brownie-like texture, we have decided to make them using dates. Dates are very nutritious, and contain high levels of nutrients that are essential to your health, notably potassium, copper, and more. In addition, they are a good source of insoluble fibre, which promotes digestive health. They are also packed with anti-oxidants, which protect your cells from free radical and help in disease prevention.

Sunflower seed butter

Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to nut butters for anyone with a nut allergy. It is high in protein, which is important for your body to synthesize hormones and enzymes, build and repair tissue, and more! Sunflower seed butter is also filled with nutrients, such as vitamin E and magnesium.

When should you eat a Näak energy bar?

Before exercise

You can devour a Näak energy bar 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to exercising. Our energy bars contain lots of carbohydrates and protein, and this nutrient composition will be easy for your body to digest. In addition, eating a snack that is rich in carbohydrates before you exercise will help increase your energy availability and speed up your post-exercise recovery. Having a snack that also contains protein is important too, as it can help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.

During exercise

It is recommended that individuals who are exercising for extended periods of time consume food products while they exercise, and Näak energy bars are great for that.

When you exercise for extended periods of time, you deplete your glycogen stores. Glycogen is made up of glucose, and glucose is what fuels your muscles. Hence, when you partake in a long-lasting exercise session, having a Näak energy bar (which contains 28g of carbohydrates) helps you regain some glucose, and allows you to push through your workout.

In addition to depleting your glycogen stores when you exercise for a long time, you also lose electrolytes in your sweat. Näak energy bars are high in potassium and sodium, which can help you restore your electrolyte levels and avoid dehydration while you exercise.

Finally, Näak energy bars’ brownie-like texture makes them easy to chew and swallow, which is great for consumption during exercise. This consistency also enables them to maintain their shape in all conditions... i.e. they do not melt or crumble!

After exercise

You can eat an energy bar after you exercise too! After a workout, it is recommended that you eat foods that contain carbohydrates and protein. The 28g of carbohdyrates in Näak energy bars can help you replenish your glycogen stores, and the 6-7g of protein can help you with muscle recovery.

In addition, you can try Näak protein bars, which are designed specifically for post-workout consumption with 20g of protein in 1 bar.

Any other time

Näak energy bars can essentially be consumed at any time throughout the day. These bars are a great snack; they taste delicious and make you feel alive. Näak energy bars are the perfect pick-me-up to get you energized and help you get through the day!

To sum it up, Näak energy bars can be consumed by anyone, at any time! They are delicious and nutritious. These nutrient-packed energy bars will keep you energized no matter what you are up to. 

For more information on our products, you can visit our website. You'll find nutrition facts on all our products (as seen below), ingredient lists, recipe ideas, and more!

 

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