The canned sounds that come from 99% of "health Professionals" on TV and main stream media have been beating back the urge in most of us to enjoy a steak or even a burger from time to time.
Well, I would like to offer my 2 cents on this subject. And I would like to begin by saying that I am and always have been a non-judgemental omnivore who consumes everything healthy that is put in front of me. Moderation is also something that I believe in even though it is not the easiest thing to hold yourself to.
Beef is good and as essential as your wild caught salmon or antibiotic free chicken. While I will say that you should always stay away from the Feed lot beef (stuffed with corn and antibiotics), grass fed beef offers a ton of benefits. Not only does grass-fed beef come from a far more humane source, it’s also much higher in Omega 3 Fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (a potent source of antioxidants), Vitamin E and beta-carotene than grain-fed beef.
Eating this type of protein in excess is as hard on the body as eating anything else, especially most chicken products. Just as you change the vegetables, carbohydrates, and fats for every meal; so should you rotate the protein daily.
Two steaks per week might dent the pocketbook a bit and if your activity level drops this may be too much but having a steak and a burger per week from good clean sources of beef, is purely acceptable.What we should find more interesting is that the marketing from the chicken producers has made it palatable to consume grain fed, antibiotic stuffed chicken products for 2-3 meals per day, 7 days per week. That scares me more than the cholesterol (which can be good for you) in grass fed beef!
So find your nearest butcher or fine grass fed meat store and pick up a delicious steak. Enjoying the rich flavor can be good for the soul and the body will perform well. Once again, moderation is advised and living your life to the fullest is encouraged.
5 minute Lacrosse ball Mobility (Lat/T spine/shoulder)
55 Double unders
6 Turkish Get Ups (3 each side)
18 KB Swing
9 Goblet Squat
Strict Press 3X5
*build up to 2.5 # above what you used last time, then begin the 3 sets
4 Bent over Row/ 4 hang Power Clean
* use same press weight
Push Press 95/65
Overhead Lunge 95/65