As a strength and conditioning professional for over 13 years, I have prided myself on giving the best and most up to date advise on all health and performance related info. Numerous time scouring research, taking seminars, and self-testing nutrition and performance protocols has led me to fine tune my approach when it comes to repairing and building the body. Some of the most difficult aspects of helping people become their best is getting them to buy into your nutrition and supplementation goals for them. Naturally, there is no one size fits all plan for anyone. This is where having access to good whole food in varying amounts has elevated my business tremendously.
Since the days of the ancient Egyptians, man has loved honey. It may have been at first due to that irresistible flavor. However, the reasons we now love this sweet nectar extend way beyond flavor and into its health benefits.
For this snack we use MANUKA HONEY. This particular honey is produced in Southern New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka plant. It contains a compound called methylglyoxal (MG), which is known for its strong antimicrobial properties.
The evolution of Mixed Martial Arts has not only taken place within the sport itself, but also in the athlete’s preparation. Nutritional Science has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years and it’s for good reason. Athletes and their coaches have put a major emphasis on diet not only for “making weight”, but also performance enhancement. Read More
Watercress is a cruciferous green that’s often overlooked in the green leafy section, but it’s extremely high in vitamin K and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Its benefits have gotten the attention of William Patterson University researchers, who gave it the top spot on their list of 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables.
Looking for a quick and easy, protein-packed breakfast? Well you’re in luck! Our Duck Egg Frittata with Super Greens, Salsa, and Avocado takes about 5 minutes to prep and between 5 to 10 minutes to cook. In no time you can have a hot, filling breakfast to start your day.
In this recipe we use duck eggs, which are a great alternative to free-range chicken eggs. Compared to conventional eggs, duck eggs have almost twice the nutritional value, are higher in omega 3’s and contain a higher concentration of albumen – which is makes a richer and fluffier baked good. If duck eggs are a little too exotic for your taste, feel free to use quail or free-range chicken eggs.
All entrees from Metabolic Meals are Gluten Free! When we do choose to include grains in our meals, we use rice, gluten free oats, quinoa (a seed) and amaranth. Other carb sources may include sweet potatoes or fruit. Here’s why our program will always be Gluten Free:
It’s estimated that Celiac disease is 4-6x more common now than it was 50 years ago and is often undiagnosed. Many people who are not confirmed to be Celiac, still have an inflammatory response to gluten known as a sensitivity. This can still have a negative impact on your health.
HOW TO ADDRESS TODAY’S MODERN NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS
In a recent article, Kris Gunners of Authority Nutrition wrote about “Everything that’s wrong with the Modern Diet“.
We do tend to agree with many of Kris’s points and thought we would list them, while also showing how we address these issues at Metabolic Meals. Read More
After years of training youths and adults alike I have found that optimal nutrition for young adults is more important to growth and development than that of adults. Puberty being one of the most important developmental stages for ages 12-18, it is obvious that proper nutrient intake is critical to cognitive and physical development during these years.
1) Eat Real Food
Unfortunately food quality has taken a nose dive over the last 50 years in favor of processed foods with 1-3 year shelf lives. Preservatives and food additives have been linked in multiple studies to cancer, hormonal irregularities and cardiovascular risks.
When comparing the thermic effect(the amount of energy used to digest our food) Real Food burns a much larger percentage of calories than processed foods. Read More
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Many people think insulin is a type of medication because of its link to diabetes patients. Unless a person has type 1 diabetes, everyone produces some amount of insulin. Read More