7 Toes 2 Bar
7 Wall Balls (20/14)
Rest 3 minutes
7 Ring Rows
7 Ball Slams (30/20)
Rest 3 minutes
25 Abmat Sit-ups
great post from our friends at modPALEO:
by John Bartemus, Accelerate Chiropractic
When speaking to groups about Paleo Nutrition, the room is often filled with people who have never heard the information before. These people are like I was before I learned the information, they are steeped in misinformation provided by Big Agriculture television commercials and the USDA’s MyPlate (formerly theFood Pyramid). They have been taught that food is food; and, a calorie is a calorie regardless of the source. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As an example, there is a very well known weight loss company/program that espouses that a calorie is a calorie, whether it comes from a grape or an M&M. To them, it doesn’t matter the source, as long as you are counting calories and not going over your daily allotment. Really?!
By this logic, you could eat all 2,000 of your daily allowed calories in M&Ms and be just as healthy as if you ate all 2,000 calories in grapes. Even when I was clueless about nutrition I would not believe this, and I know you are too smart for that logic too.
Inherently, we all know that food quality and food source matter. If we didn’t then we wouldn’t say things like “I shouldn’t have eaten that” or “I’ll be feeling that tomorrow.” How many of you have ever regretted eating a head of broccoli? Or a delicious grass-fed filet? None. But I know all of us have dominated a fast food meal or a large gluten bomb pizza and regretted it at one point or another.
So what is the point? The point is that food is not just food and a calorie is not just a calorie. The source of the food and calorie matters. The quality of the food and calorie matters. This is whymodPALEO does what they do. They know that the body is healthiest and functions its best when provided with food grown and sourced with the highest quality. This is why they go out of their way to use only grass-fed, local, pasture-raised meats and organically grown, local fruits and vegetables.
We have all heard “you are what you eat.” I like to also add, “you are what you eat, eats, too.” The quality of the diet of the meat you eat impacts your health. Take beef, for example. Cows are herbivores, they are grass eaters. They have a three-chambered stomach that is meant to digest and ferment grass. When cows eat grass on a real farm and have room to roam, they are happy cows. They are also Omega-3 fatty acid dominant cows. Meaning, their meat is heart healthy and anti-inflammatory. If you eat a healthy grass-fed cow, that beef is heart healthy and anti-inflammatory.
Cows that are raised on an industrial feedlot in Kansas are not happy cows. They are sad, sick cows. Why? Because they eat corn, soy, and alfalfa all day while standing in their own manure, unable to roam. Not only that, but the corn and soy they are eating have a high probability of being Genetically Modified. So not only are they not eating what they are born to eat, but they are eating Frankenfood. The cow’s three-chambered stomach cannot digest corn, soy, and alfalfa properly. This causes the cow’s immune system to attack the food with inflammation. Chronic inflammation causes the cow to be a pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acid dominant cow. This cow develops cancer, tumors, heart disease, and obesity. If you eat beef from this cow every time you eat meat, will it make you healthy or sick?
Do you see now why quality and source matter? Do you see now that red meat isn’t bad? Only poor quality red meat raised at a poor source is bad. The same goes for your produce. There is a definite difference between organically grown, pesticide and herbicide free produce, and industrial produce.