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Being more active? Then don't forget to snack on more protein!

Are you trying to be more active in 2017?

If you want to be more active this year then protein is your new best friend! Here's some hacks from the graze team to help you out.

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“We’ve made it easy to get more tasty protein into your day to help maintain healthy muscle growth, with our exclusive protein collection. Support your active lifestyle with our delicious protein snacks, created by our taste experts and portioned by me to give you a handy source of protein whenever you need a tasty boost.”

Jess, graze nutritionist

Why do we need protein?

Protein isn’t just for bodybuilders! If you’re trying to get active and move more this year, protein is your new best friend. Many people who work out often look for “smart fuel” and “workout recovery” foods -- this simply means foods that are high in protein and a source of essential amino acids which help repair and strengthen muscles.

Protein is a macronutrient which we need to be active. In fact, protein is part of every single cell in your body! Protein is key to the cells that will help you enjoy healthier skin, thicker hair, stronger nails, lean muscle and tone, healthy digestive tract, tough immune system and so much more. In addition to protein, carbohydrates, fiber and healthy fats are also important! All of these help replace worn out cells to aid muscle growth and repair.

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best snacks to eat before & after a workout

Did you know... 30% of muscle mass is made up of proteins found only in food? Your body can’t make these protein themselves and these proteins are broken down when you workout which is why so it’s important to properly replenish them.

Your muscles need the proper pre and post workout food to fuel you muscle recovery, so if you’re looking for more natural ways than a protein shake to refuel or recover after exercising, we have just the snacks for you!

So what are the best snacks to eat before and after a workout? Our nutritionist has the answers!

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Start the day strong

It’s important to establish a balanced, nourishing diet from the get-go when it comes to your daily routine, especially if you’re upping your exercise game and trying to be more active. Get your mornings off to the best start with these tasty breakfast toasts, each one a perfectly balanced source of nutrients to help support your active lifestyle.

5 common myths about protein

The best way to nourish your body with protein is by balancing it with our other macronutrients throughout the day, including some form of protein with every meal and snack. How much protein you need depends on lots of factors, but one of the most important one is your activity level.

If you’re trying to kickstart your healthy habits for 2016, protein is your best friend this January and our nutritionist is debunking all of the myths about protein and answering you questions like “Will protein give me big muscles?” or “Is too much protein bad for me?.

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healthy hack: make your own protein balls

These protein balls are easy to make and are the perfect treat for an afternoon pick-me-up or a quick on-the-go pre-workout snack! Simply choose your favorite nut butter, add oatmeal, honey, shredded coconut and a graze protein snack pack. Then chop it all up, mix it up, roll and enjoy!

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