Healthy Eating http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating en The Athlete's Friend, Eggs: Best Buying Practices http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/the-athletes-friend-eggs-best-buying-practices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/the-athletes-friend-eggs-best-buying-practices" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201909/eggsforathletes.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Fun fact in case you missed it—the only difference between brown and white eggs are that brown eggs come from chickens with brown feathers and white eggs come from chickens with white feathers. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Egg shopping used to be simple&mdash;white eggs or brown eggs. End of story.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(To which the answer was a no-brainer for yolk-lovers. We always flock to brown eggs because their yolks just always seem a bit richer, don&rsquo;t they?)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/the-athletes-friend-eggs-best-buying-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet cholesterol levels eggs healthy fats healthy lifestyle meal planning nutrition protein Healthy Eating Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:29:42 +0000 183541 at http://breakingmuscle.com Top 10 Foods to Gain Muscle Mass http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/top-10-foods-to-gain-muscle-mass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/top-10-foods-to-gain-muscle-mass" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201207/contributetobreakingmuscle.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Don't sabotage your gains with poor nutrition. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>What if I told you that you could retain or even gain more muscle mass and strength with less training?</strong> The secret lies in your nutrition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a personal trainer, most of my clients exhibit similar behavior:<strong> they train hard, but they don&rsquo;t give a damn about nutrition.</strong> So the time and effort they spend on training is wasted. Why do they sabotage their own success? Because they think nutrition is complicated and want to avoid the topic.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/top-10-foods-to-gain-muscle-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athlete Meals Food muscle gain nutrition Healthy Eating Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000 2307 at http://breakingmuscle.com Turkey Piri Piri Burgers http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/turkey-piri-piri-burgers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/turkey-piri-piri-burgers" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201906/turkey-burgers.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">As your summer heats up, spice up your burger game with these turkey piri piri burgers. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Some like it hot!</strong> As your summer heats up, spice up your burger game with these turkey piri piri burgers. Ground turkey is a fairly neutral tasting lean meat that easily takes on the savory profile of the spices you add to it so it&rsquo;s the perfect base for a spiced burger that brings the heat to your table.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/turkey-piri-piri-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> burgers gluten free meal planning meal prep nutrition poultry protein recipe Healthy Eating Sun, 09 Jun 2019 14:04:08 +0000 183196 at http://breakingmuscle.com Greek Pimiento Burgers http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/greek-pimiento-burgers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/greek-pimiento-burgers" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201905/greek-burger.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Take a summer food vacation to Greece by combining all of the signature flavors in a tasty, grilled burger! </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Take a summer food vacation to Greece by combining all of the signature flavors in a tasty, grilled burger</strong>! These burgers can easily be made with beef, bison, or even lamb for a truly authentic experience. Ground meat is combined with the salty tang of feta cheese and pimientos, which are simply small pieces of red cherry pepper cured in brine. If you can&rsquo;t find pimientos, you can use roasted red peppers either made fresh or from a jar that are diced into small bits.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/greek-pimiento-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet gluten free meal planning nutrition portion size protein recipe Healthy Eating Wed, 29 May 2019 16:43:10 +0000 183146 at http://breakingmuscle.com Caprese Chickpea Burgers http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/caprese-chickpea-burgers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/caprese-chickpea-burgers" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201905/chickpea-caprese-burger.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Lighten up your summer eating with this chickpea based vegetarian burger. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Lighten up your summer eating with this chickpea based vegetarian burger</strong>. Mixed up with a compliment of Italian seasonings, these chickpea patties bring a bit of pizzaz to your table while providing protein and fiber. One of the problems I&rsquo;ve come across when making vegetarian burgers is that they tend to be more of a challenge to hold together because the legume base is a lower fat content than using meat. In order to allow this burger to be pressed together and remain moist, ground flaxseed and olive oil are added.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/caprese-chickpea-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> burger chickpea diet food hacks healthy eating nutrition recipe Healthy Eating Mon, 27 May 2019 17:06:26 +0000 183111 at http://breakingmuscle.com Ginger Scallion Pork Burgers http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/ginger-scallion-pork-burgers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/ginger-scallion-pork-burgers" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201905/ginger-pork-burgerheadline.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Change up your barbequed burger routine with a little something unexpected. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Summer sun leads to relaxing summer grill-outs with friends and family. Change up your barbequed burger routine with a little something unexpected. Using meats that are not just beef for your patties brings both flavor and variety to your table. Ginger scallion pork burgers combine ground pork with the zestiness of garlic, ginger, and scallions along with the delicious sweet salty tang of soy sauce for a unique Asian flavor.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/ginger-scallion-pork-burgers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet burgers counting calories ginger gluten free healthy lifestyle nutrition pork protein recipe Healthy Eating Thu, 23 May 2019 19:13:11 +0000 183056 at http://breakingmuscle.com Useful Shame: Countering Junk Food and Smartphone Addiction http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/useful-shame-countering-junk-food-and-smartphone-addiction <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/useful-shame-countering-junk-food-and-smartphone-addiction" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/phoneshaming.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Few influences have been as broadly destructive as unchecked smartphone culture and junk food eating habits. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>In a wave of evangelical fervor, the 18th amendment outlawed alcohol in the United States, thus initiating a disastrous 14-year experiment known as prohibition. Organized crime grew rampant, laws were blurred by inconsistent enforcement, and, despite an initial drop, alcohol use and abuse increased sharply, particularly amongst women and children.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/useful-shame-countering-junk-food-and-smartphone-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> addiction culture fast food food addiction habits healthy habits shame smartphones social norms society Healthy Eating Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:50:14 +0000 182921 at http://breakingmuscle.com Distortion: How Poor Early Nutritional Experiences Set us up for Failure http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/distortion.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The modern health epidemic is a product of the norms and distorted expectations created in people’s earliest years. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Ace holds up the cupcake ceremoniously</strong>. He takes his first bite which, in his little two-year-old mouth, is mostly just blue frosting. His eyes light up and he starts dancing from side-to-side. The table of adoring family erupts in laughter. He continues to rapidly devour the treat, dancing and laughing all the while. With all eyes on the two-year-old birthday boy, no one even notices grandpa holding Ace&rsquo;s six-month-old baby sister. He&rsquo;s swiping frosting off a cupcake and feeding it to her.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> baby nutrition distortion healthy eating healthy habits healthy lifestyle kids nutrition parenting parents youth development Healthy Eating Mon, 08 Apr 2019 19:23:14 +0000 182791 at http://breakingmuscle.com Anti-Diet Common Sense: The Banana is Not Making You Fat http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/antidiet.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The nutrition world is shrouded in bad advice and distracted by irrelevant arguments. We need to stop looking for quick fixes and start using common sense in our pursuit of better nutrition. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Every year I watch the masses embrace their new diets and workout plans in January only to frustratingly witness their failure long before summer. If asked, I do my best to interject experience and point people to <a href="/healthy-eating/the-only-diet-that-works" style="">the only sustainable approach I&rsquo;ve ever seen work over any significant period of time</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet diet diet advice fitness nutrition healthy lifestyle kids nutrition Life Challenges nutrition nutrition labels western lifestyle Healthy Eating Sun, 31 Mar 2019 19:40:40 +0000 182796 at http://breakingmuscle.com Chestnut Beetroot Soup http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/chestnut-beet.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">In this roundup of nutrition, beets are a superstar for athletes. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Earthy and vibrant, this creamy soup gets its texture from pure&eacute;ing the softened chestnuts and vegetables together</strong>. This technique results in a perfectly thick spoonable delight that&rsquo;s teaming with a rounded assortment of nutrients perfect for athletes. In this roundup of nutrition, beets are a superstar for athletes. Compounds found in beets increase the body&rsquo;s ability to use oxygen and increase the time it takes to feel exhausted. Consuming chestnuts increases energy levels as they provide carbohydrates for both short and long-term energy.</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beetroot healthy eating healthy habits meal planning meal prep nutrition recipe soup Healthy Eating Fri, 08 Mar 2019 02:09:48 +0000 182731 at http://breakingmuscle.com Sweet Potato Lentil Soup http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/sweet-potato-soup.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Easy and economical, this simple soup is a quick and flavorful way to feed your family. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Easy and economical, this simple soup is a quick and flavorful way to feed your family</strong>. Inspired by the ethnic origins of peanut soup, this soup utilizes another common staple of African cuisine, the yam, or its similar relative, the sweet potato, and combines these key components with Thai curry paste and lentils. Thai cuisine also utilizes peanuts or other nuts in their regional dishes which complements the unique curry blend that is flavorful but not overly spicy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice family fitness healthy lifestyle lentil nutrition recipe soup sweet potatoes vitamins Healthy Eating Mon, 04 Mar 2019 23:01:52 +0000 182686 at http://breakingmuscle.com Periodized Nutrition: When to Go Low Carb http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/wallballleanmuscularwoman.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The more we learn about the human body the more we realize that, while there are some basic concepts that work for everyone, the “one size fits all” diet just doesn’t exist. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The carbohydrate has had a bit of a hard time recently. <strong>Carbs make us fat, sugar is evil, and we should all <a href="/fitness/training-diabetes-and-muscle-growth">switch to a high-fat diet or we will get diabetes</a></strong>. While that may sound extreme it certainly isn&rsquo;t a rare opinion. We, humans, love to see things in black and white and nowhere is a better example of this than in the fitness and nutrition world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMUK low carb meal planning meal prep nutrition plan plant-based nutrition protein supplements Healthy Eating Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:41:37 +0000 181151 at http://breakingmuscle.com Family Nutrition Made Easy: Beans and Brown Rice http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/differentbeans.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Feeding your family well doesn’t have to take up every moment of your evening or break the bank. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We live in the age of instant gratification. A smartphone driven world now expects instant responses to mail that once would have taken weeks and feels like they are slumming it when they choose to go with Amazon&rsquo;s free 2-day shipping. NFL fans expect their quarterbacks to be legends by year three and beginning weightlifters grow frustrated when they don&rsquo;t add twenty pounds of muscle in the first month. <strong>We&rsquo;ve forgotten the wisdom of marinating and slow-cooking.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> brown rice family planning meal prep pinto beans protein recipe Healthy Eating Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:21:11 +0000 182561 at http://breakingmuscle.com Stick to the Ribs Nordic Fish Chowder http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/fishchowder2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Stews that “stick to the ribs” have a comforting appeal, particularly during the most recent polar vortex. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Stews that &ldquo;stick to the ribs&rdquo; have a comforting appeal, particularly during the most recent polar vortex</strong>. Nordic style stews, like this fish chowder, use a variety of vegetables to flavor the base and most often use starchy root vegetables like celeriac, turnip, or potatoes to provide thickening to the soup as well as nutritional energy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fish healthy eating healthy lifestyle meal planning nutrition protein recipe Healthy Eating Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:50:06 +0000 182526 at http://breakingmuscle.com Steel Cut Oats: Healthy Breakfast for the Whole Family http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/steelcutoats.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Making a healthy family breakfast doesn't have to be inconvenient. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Most grow up eating Pop Tarts or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast. It isn&rsquo;t until we leave home that we realize the insanity of having dessert for breakfast. Even those cereals billed as healthy, like Cheerios and Granola, tend to be less than ideal options. Immersed in the norms of our convenience food society, we have to rethink how we design breakfast.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakfast cheap family family planning fitness nutrition kids nutrition parenting recipe Healthy Eating Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:02:29 +0000 182471 at http://breakingmuscle.com