This is tip #2 of 5. If you haven’t read Tip #1 yet go back and read that one first. In this 5 part blog series I want to share how you can change one thing at a time and how even smaller ripples can create big waves in regards to your health and fitness goals. Like I mentioned before I like to keep it as simple as possible. So no deep science in these articles. If I can get people to take baby steps toward better health, then it's a victory, in my opinion.
2. TRY AND EAT HIGHER QUALITY MEAT
I used to think that all meat was the same and it didn't matter where you bought it from. On the other hand, I don't consider myself an extremist by any means and think that if you eat cheaper or lower quality meat then you are going to get cancer…tomorrow.
In general, hormone-free, grass-fed and free-range meats are the way to go. Try and stay away from meats that come from grain fed sources or ones that have been given growth hormones. Since, most companies aren't going to advertise, "A lot of added hormones to this meat" or "These chickens were definitely NOT free-range" or "Grain-Fed meat right here", a good rule of thumb to follow is if it doesn't say on the packaging "Hormone-Free", "Grass-Fed", or "Free-Range", then that's the type of meat you want to avoid if you can.
Look, I understand that not everyone can always afford the higher quality meats. We don't ALWAYS buy these types of meats, but when we can we do.
Tips on making it more affordable:
- Ask around or on facebook if people know the least expensive place to purchase them to get some ways to compare prices.
- We like to use companies like Zaycon foods where we get our hormone-free chicken breast in bulk and for less than $2.00 a lb…which is less then most people pay their chicken breasts, that aren’t hormone free, anyway.
Remember, sometimes these small changes can turn into big results for your health. One step at a time.