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Fast food gets a bad rap, as it should. According to Fact Food Facts, the average fast food meal contains 800 to 1,100 calories. At least 30% of calories in menu items purchased were from sugar and saturated fat. Hopefully, these numbers are on their way down.
Consumers are now becoming more hip to calorie content of fast food meals because they are demanding nutritional information. Some companies are capitalizing on the fast food backlash trend by offering healthy meal options to keep customers who are transitioning to a healthier lifestyle.
Here are 10 companies making fast food healthy:
If you are a vegan or vegetarian, chances are you’ve heard the drumbeat of the protein junkies in the media demanding to know how you can possibly get enough protein in your diet without eating animal products. While it’s important to consume all of the essential amino acids found in meat for optimum muscle recovery, these protein building blocks can also be found in plant sources.
Over the past 40 years, soybeans and soy products have been the darlings of the vegan movement because of soy’s high protein content, but lately doctors and nutritionists are advising people to drop soy from their diets altogether. This is because soy has changed significantly in the past few decades. In 1997, 17% of the American soy crop was genetically modified, and in 2012 93% of the American soy crop was genetically modified.
So what’s a strength training vegan to do if soy is now off the menu for good?
We’ve rounded up 5 of the best vegan protein sources that all of us should be including in our daily diets, whether we eat meat products of not.
It’s no secret that the standard American diet contributes to major health problems. Nutrient-devoid junk foods provide empty calories that over time can leave us feeling tired and cranky while our immune system cranks up to overdrive. This process of immune system reaction is called inflammation, and it’s a reaction in the body that we must reduce if we want to prevent chronic diseases later in life.
Saint Patrick’s Day has passed for this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite creamy, mint shamrock shakes that make surviving the earliest cold days of spring worth it!
We developed this healthier spin on America’s favorite seasonal milkshake flavor, so you can enjoy this treat guilt-free in the morning for breakfast, or after a hard workout like Inferno.
This recipe is high in protein, fiber, potassium, and many vitamins and minerals.
It’s that time of year again.
Bring on the shamrock shakes, green eggs & ham, Guinness-flavored stout cupcakes, and green beer.
Some of you might have a date with green beer down at your local pub this weekend for Saint Patrick’s Day, but you don’t have to dig into green colored junk food to celebrate our favorite green-soaked green holiday. How about adding more nutritious green foods to your diet?
Spring greens are sprouting and showing up at newly opened farmers markets this weekend. Look out for these 5 spring greens at your markets in the coming weeks:
Grass-fed beef is often promoted as better for the health of the cows, the earth, and of course you. But do you really know what the extra cost of buying grass-fed beef is buying you?
Here is an infographic that will break down the benefits of buying grass-fed beef:
Do you buy grass-fed or grain-fed beef? Why?
Caffeine can be our best friend early in the morning. I can also be our worst enemy later in the afternoon when we find that we have consumed too much of it.
We all know those people who blast through the day with a giant iced coffee cup in tow. It’s easy to get jealous of how much they can accomplish while we have our heads down at our desks, hoping that our bosses don’t see us sneaking a post-lunch cat nap. While these over-caffeinated superhuman workers can probably churn out a report faster than you in the short term, they are likely setting themselves up for a lifetime of health problems, including an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and adrenal fatigue.
People who take energy-boosting supplements for workout performance enhancement in addition to their morning coffee habit are especially prone to over-consume caffeine.
So how much is too much?
If you want to get stronger between workouts, rest and recovery are the names of the game.
The 60 minute window after the completion of your workout is a critical time to refuel your body. After your workout, your muscles have likely spent most of their glycogen to keep you moving throughout your workout. Within 60 minutes of completing your workout, your muscles are primed to absorb nutrition.
By eating foods that contain specific nutrient levels, you’ll be able to recover faster between workouts.
Here’s how to choose an optimal workout recovery meal:
We have a love / hate relationship with egg salad sandwiches. We hate the people who bring them to work and then leave them in the refrigerator for a week (stinky!). We love egg salad for its high protein and nutrient content. We hate that egg salad is typically served on wheat bread and mixed with unhealthy fats like soybean oil.
Thankfully, we took out everything we hated about traditional egg salad recipes and added in a few tasty, nutrient boosting ingredients so that you can enjoy egg salad without all the nasty stuff.
Egg salad is a high protein lunch that will fuel you all afternoon and into the evening. Traditionally egg salad contains mayonnaise, but we’ve replaced it with creamy avocado. The result is a lunch that is tasty and easy to prepare.
* Note – this recipe is high in fat and cholesterol, but it’s also high in fiber and nutrients. This recipe is part of the DailyBurn Ignite diet, which asks you to eliminate problem foods to lose fat rather than lowering your fat intake. Eating foods that are high in fat are not necessarily the cause of fat gain.
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