Medium Rare, Please
A new trend is sweeping the world — plant based diets. Actually it's nothing new, but billionaire influencers are promoting a new generation of fake foods like lab grown meats and ultra-processed alternatives to real food. These efforts have convinced millions to give up meat. It's a trend with some potentially bad long term health consequences. When a person stops eating meat, they miss out on numerous vitamins and minerals that are nearly impossible to find elsewhere. Keep in mind that it's not just what is missing. Many of the alternative plant based foods tend to be loaded with sugars, dyes, stabilizers, preservatives, etc.
Here are just a few deficiencies that plant based dieters have to contend with:
1. B-Vitamins are vital to cognitive functions, healing, energy, cellular function and blood flow.
2. Zinc plays a big role in immune system health.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential for brain health and helps the body reduce inflammation.
4. Iron deficiency is all too common and leads to anemia. Iron helps the body maintain energy and transports oxygen throughout the body.
5. Protein is far more digestible from meat sources than plants. In order to get the full range of essential amino acids that come from protein, it is important to consume a variety of animal proteins.
Food quality counts! Our farmers are serious about good stewardship and nutrition. In fact, our holistic farms raise animals in stress free environments on open pastures, with NO antibiotics, NO added growth hormones, NO pesticides, NO herbicides, and NO GMOs. Grazing animals are vital to healthy ecosystems above and below the ground. While we love our fruits and veggies, we believe they go best paired with a delicious steak, burger, or roast. And, when it comes right down to it, there is nothing better than a thick juicy grass-fed steak grilled to perfection. Make it medium-rare please...with a side of asparagus!
Post Workout Nutrition Strategies to Maximize Fat Burning
By Scott Mendelson / Infinity Fitness
"Scott, What is the best time to eat to maximize fat burning and what should the meal following exercise include? How often do I need carbs if my top priority is burning body fat?" ~ Sam