Let's tallk about the zone diet (40-30-30).
It's a diet followed in many countries around the world ,promoting physical fitness and mental wellness.
Actually it can't be defined as a real diet but as a FEEDING REGIME ruling the income of the 3 macronutrients : carbohydrates, fats and proteins which represent the major part of human nutrition and which affect our physical and mental health.
The next question is: what's the best balance among these macronutrients ?
Well, the answer is the famous ratio 40-30-30, that is 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fat, 30 percent protein.
The rules to follow
Each zone block corresponds to 100 kcal and is made of carbs, fat and protein. The number of zone blocks you should eat per day depends on your weight and on your lean and fat body mass.
The zone diet plans 5 courses a day: breakfast , lunch and dinner plus 2 snacks. Each of them must have carbs, fat and protein in due proportion . It is crucial to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
The advantages of the zone diet 40-30-30
Being a diet with more proteins and less carbs compared to a usual (Mediterranean) diet , the zone diet promotes the maintenance of lean mass (musculature) boh for the anabolic effect of proteins ( they induce a greater synthesis of proteins, essential components of the muscle) and for their thermogenic effect ( pound for pound proteins increase the body temperature more than carbs and fats).
All this without giving up a normal intake of fats , which play an important role not only from an energy point of view ( fundamental for example in endurance sports) but also metabolic ( they are the main components of cell membranes especially of nervous tissue (brain)
A lower intake of carbohydrates results in a lower insuline level and less tranformation of sugars into fats, which is favored precisely by insuline
The promeal zone 403030 bar is a well balanced protein bar (30 percent) fit both for a snack (1 block 26 g) and for a small meal replacement (2 blocks, 50 g). It is formulated according to the rules of the zone diet ( 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fat and 30 percent protein) and therefore it is fit for the zone-diet followers. Both the 50g ( 2 blocks) and the 26 g formats are available in many flavours.
Promeal Soy Zone is a meal replacement made of plant proteins . It is available in two flavours: caramel and cocoa .