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Quoted by Mrs. SFOWGIK (Karen Davis)

Amazing that we must pay more for the way people ate 1900-1970 give or take a few years. I’ll call it the “Frank Purdue Syndrome” bigger plumper juicer for less. Modern technology leaded us to this situation and I understand why we pay more for the slower “grass feed” process of yesteryear. Frank was able to pump out more chicken faster thereby getting more products to market faster and ultimately lowering his cost per unit. The end result is an attack on our health of too many hormones as we can see by the effects on childhood puberty, cancers and other developmentally concerns.  I invite you to look at old films and pictures of the 50's, 60's, etc and look at the physics of Americans before the days of fast food and chemically enhanced food production.  Many more slender people in the photos than medium to full size.  We are what we eat or what is available to eat.


People BELIEVE Chicken to be much better and healthier than beef. Such as it contains less calories per ounce, has way less fat, and doesn't contain heart-disease-causing saturated fats. HOLD THAT THOUGHT BATMAN, First, there are many cuts of beef, like a juicy eye-round roast for example, that are practically as lean as chicken. Even more, these cuts are actually LEANER than certain parts of a chicken, such as the legs or thighs. And if you're eating the skin of the chicken, there's no comparison! 

If you really want to go super lean and cut out all the fat (which there really is no reason to do...that point up next) then both chicken and beef give you options. Bottom line, there are lean and fatty versions of both depending on the part of the animal you're eating and how it's prepared.  Apart from that, as we all hopefully know by now, there's NOTHING wrong with fat. Fat is simply another nutrient that our bodies NEED and just like carbs and protein, there are "good" fats and "bad" fats.

Others will argue that beef is loaded with saturated fats, which are extremely bad! Well, first of all, more than HALF the fat in beef is unsaturated.  And here’s another fact beyond that—not all saturated fat is bad. The problem with most saturated fats is that they have been shown to be linked to heart disease when consumed in higher quantities. That said, the main saturate found in beef (especially organic grass fed beef) is stearic acid—a saturate whose consumption has been shown to decrease plasma and liver cholesterol by reducing intestinal cholesterol absorption.

That’s right, saturated fat that lowers cholesterol. Also, stearic acid intake helps to prevent arterial clotting and the formation of fatty deposits within arteries to fight off heart disease.  So do we have all of the research.

Even more, grass-fed beef is also high in CLA, a unique fatty acid that has been shown to specifically target and burn belly fat.

So, while chicken is certainly a great, healthy, lean protein source, don't forget the beef! There are plenty of lean options, and if you're eating grass-fed beef, the fat is actually VERY good for you—full of an array of health-promoting and fat-burning benefits.

Keys to Optimum Performance

Sleep and Diet for proper recovery after heavy training/performances.

Fruits, vegetables to moderate the glycemic index along with protein & fat.

Olive and Flaxseed oils along with samon, halibut, haddock, herring & mackerel.

Reduce dietary fiber to allow easy digestion for competition days. Bag the pasta party theory.