Chickens that are allowed to roam free outside and eat a
more natural diet will give you healthier, more nutrient-
rich eggs with a healthier fat balance compared with your
typical grocery store eggs (that came from chickens fed
nothing but soy and corn and crowded inside "egg fact-
ories" all day long).
I discuss the topic of whole eggs vs egg whites in more
detail in this article below (which has over 30,000 face-
book ‘likes’, so it’s a proven popular article)…
> Why you should always choose whole eggs, NEVER
egg whites < (http://www.truthaboutabs.com/whole-
2. Grass-fed beef or bison (NOT your typical grocery
store beef!) - I know most people think that red meat
is unhealthy for you, but that's because they don't und-
erstand how the health of the animal affects how healthy
the meat is for your consumption. Keep this in mind –
"an unhealthy animal provides unhealthy meat, but a
healthy animal provides healthy meat".
Typical beef or bison that you see at the grocery store is
raised on grains… mostly corn, and sometimes soy too.
Soy and corn are NOT the natural diet of cattle or bison,
and therefore changes the chemical balance of fats and
other nutrients in the beef or bison. Cattle are meant in
nature to solely eat grass and forage, so the practice of
feeding cattle grains causes digestive system problems
in the cattle (one of the main reasons for e-coli), and
makes the cattle sick, which most times requires the use
of antibiotics in the cattle.
Problems with e-coli and other sicknesses are not
typically a problem in cattle that eat solely grass and
Grain-fed beef and bison are also typically WAY too high
in omega-6 fatty acids and WAY too low in omega-3
fatty acids from the distorted nutrition ratios in their
On the other hand, grass-fed beef from cattle and
buffalo (or bison) that were raised on the type of natural
foods that they were meant to eat in nature (grass and
other forage), have much higher levels of healthy omega
-3 fatty acids and lower levels of inflammatory omega-6
fatty acids (that most people already eat way too much
of) compared to grain fed beef or bison.
Grass fed meats also typically contain up to 3 times
the Vitamin E as in grain fed meats… yet another reason
to choose grass-fed instead of typical beef.
Not only that, but grass-fed meat from healthy cattle or
bison also contain a special healthy fat called conjugated
linoleic acid (CLA) in MUCH higher levels than grain-fed
meat. In fact, when cattle are fed grains instead of grass,
the healthy CLA fat almost entirely disappears from the
CLA has been proven in scientific studies in recent years
to help in burning fat and building lean muscle (which
can help you lose weight!). These benefits are on top of
the fact that grass-fed meats are some of the highest
quality proteins that you can possibly eat... and this also
aids in burning fat and building lean muscle.
Grass-fed meats are a little harder to find, but just ask
your butcher or find a specialty grocery store and they
usually have cuts available. I've also found a good site
to order grass-fed meats online - http://healthygrassfed
I really like this online service, as the meats are
reasonably priced and a sealed cooler shows up at your
door within a few days… they’ve got some great
products, including grass-fed sausage, jerky, and tons of
other great stuff!
3. Avocados - Even though these are typically thought
of as a "fatty food", it's all healthy fats! Not only is this
fruit (yep, avocados are technically a fruit) super-high in
healthy monounsaturated fat, but also chock full of vita-
mins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and anti-oxidants.
They’re also a great source of fiber!
Also, I think guacamole (mashed avocados with garlic,
onion, tomato, pepper, etc.) is one of the most delicious
toppings ever created, and you can be happy to know
that it's also one of the healthiest toppings you can use
on your foods. Just make sure to make your own home-
made guacamole or if you choose a store bought guac,
make sure it doesn’t have other unhealthy additives
such as soybean oil or canola oil (see here why canola
oil is NOT healthy)(http://www.truthaboutabs.com/the-
canola-oil-deception.html), or added sugars or creams…
you’re looking for a guac that is just avocados, garlic,
onions, tomato, and spices.
Try sliced avocados or guacamole on sandwiches,
burgers, scrambled eggs or omelets, in salads, or as a
side to just about any meal.
The quality dose of healthy fats and other nutrition you
get from avocados helps your body to maintain proper
levels of hormones that help with fat loss and muscle
building. Also, since avocados are an extremely satiating
food, eating them helps to reduce your appetite in the
hours after your meal. Say goodbye to junk food
cravings and bring on that lean body!
4. Nuts: Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Macadamia, etc.
-- Yes, this is yet another "fatty food" that can actually
help you burn fat! Although nuts are generally between
75-90% fat in terms of a ratio of fat calories to total cal-
ories, this is another type of food that is all healthy fats,
along with high levels of nutrition such as vitamins, min-
erals, and antioxidants. Nuts are also a good source of
fiber and protein, which of course, you know helps to
control blood sugar and can aid fat loss.
Nuts also help to maintain good levels of fat burning
hormones in your body as well as helping to control
appetite and cravings so that you essentially eat less
calories overall, even though you're consuming a high
In fact, one of my “sneaky tricks” for getting super lean
when I’m on a ‘cutting’ cycle is to actually increase my %
of calories from nuts… I know it may sound unusual to
purposely eat extra fat to lose body fat faster… but every
time I’ve used this technique, I get leaner by the day.
What I try to do is eat a handful of almonds, pecans, or
walnuts about 20-30 minutes before each meal… this
lowers my appetite due to the healthy fats, protein and
fiber, and ultimately allows me to eat less calories during
each main meal of the day.
My favorite healthy nuts are pecans, pistachios, almonds,
and walnuts, and by eating them in variety, you help to
broaden the types of vitamins and minerals and also the
balance of polyunsaturated to monounsaturated fats you
Try to find raw nuts instead of roasted nuts if you can, as
it helps to maintain the quality and nutritional content of
the healthy fats that you will eat.
Also, try to broaden your horizons beyond the typical
peanut butter that most people eat, and try almond
butter, pecan butter, or macadamia butter to add variety
to your diet. And if you thought that pistachios were bad
for you, you couldn’t be more mistaken… see the article
> Pistachios – a superfood for a leaner body? <
To be continued…
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