Today a friend of mine sent me a interesting article on how get on track to a healthy lifestyle. She also asked me and my agvocacy friends to "destroy the man who wrote the article," so I knew behind that link it wasn't going to be good.
|Top Sirloin, one of the 29 lean cuts of beef.|
So back to Mr. Tony Horton (he's one of the players behind the P90X fitness crazy) he decides to give his Top Five Foods to Eliminate from your diet if there is any hope for you reaching your fitness goals - processed sugars, alcohol, caffeine, gluten and wait for it.... ANYTHING WITH A FACE.
I quote Mr. Horton:
It used to be that you could find some decent lean meat sources, but in the last few decades the hormones, antibiotics and chemicals that have been used to process meat and fish make them bad foods and pretty worthless as a source of protein. There are plenty of excellent vegetarian sources like beans, tofu and nuts, so you can eat clean while you get lean.You know Mr. Horton, I would have to disagree with you. I think there are plenty of nutritious protein sources out there. If you would like to come over to my house I'll show that they are in my freezer. And yes, some of the animals on my family's farm get treated with antibiotics, but that is because they were sick. Mothers don't let their children fight off cold or infections without any aid. And if you choose to not believe any of the science that shows conventionally raised be if safe, than you can purchase organic proteins, or proteins that have been apart of never ever programs (that means no hormones, and no antibiotics have ever been administered).
This article is a one-sided opinion piece from someone that obviously doesn't have all the facts. It makes me sick that people like this could put my family and friends and colleagues out of business. If you want to know about your food talk to the farmers and ranchers that are raising it and feeding it to their families every evening.
p.s. I think Barb Downey going from grossly obese to running the Boston Marathon is a pretty amazing fitness accomplishment, and she did it with lean beef.