With nutrition being such an important aspect of a fighters training regime, we regularly dip into sites like Musclefood.com to serve our protein needs and see what’s new in sports nutrition.
It’s not often that you see bread in the diet plans of top athletes because of high carb content and relatively low protein volume. This is almost certain to change once word gets out about Dr Zaks Protein bread.
It tastes just like a good high quality wholemeal loaf, maybe even better. I was astounded that each slice contained 15 grams of protein so, when I made my first sandwich so I notched up 30 grams of protein just from the bread!
I’ve heard that some protein breads can taste dry and chemically, but this bread was gorgeous! It was quite sweet, soft and even moist. I could taste the oats and sunflower seeds which lends to the overall texture.
The first sandwich I made consisted of sliced turkey, whole grain mustard and tomatoes. So in terms of nutrition the sandwich packed in;
320 calories (260 calories for the bread)
40g protein (30g for the bread)
30g carbohydrates (26g from the bread)
6g fat (4g from the bread).
Now it’s all about mixing it up and with bread being so versatile I know I’ll easily get though a loaf this week (keeps for up to 8 days – can be frozen for 3 months). I’ve got some high protein breakfasts planned such as egg white omelette on protein bread toast (36g protein), peanut butter on protein bread toast (45g protein – and loads of good fats!) and I’ll keep my cheat day a bit ‘clean’ with a cumberland sausage in my protein sandwich (41g protein – still only 3.7g sat fats).
Protein Bread, where have you been all my life!
Musclefood.com is offering all Fighters Only readers a free loaf of protein bread with their order. Just enter the code ‘FOBREAD’ at the checkout or head to www.musclefood.com/fobread