Meat: Power Cuts

Power your runs, boost recovery and stay lean with these cuts...



by Jessica Girdwain

lamb, running, nutrition
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Lamb

It’s often struck off our physique-conscious menus as a fatty meat, but lamb redeems itself with a hefty hit of metabolism-boosting protein and heart-protecting omega-3. Because the level  of omega-3 depends on the lamb’s diet, look for organic or pasture-fed.

One recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that people who ate grass-fed red meat (including lamb) three times a week for four weeks increased the levels of healthy omega-3 in their blood, while decreasing levels of inflammatory omega-6. Plus, like beef, lamb is also a good source
of vital zinc and iron.

Keep it lean

Loin and leg are leaner cuts, and trim any visible fat. Because lamb can dry out without it, try roasting or braising the meat for a stew.


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Discuss this article

 'Staying slim doesn’t have to mean a diet of lettuce', chicken breast 'should definitely be part of your nutrition plan', and 'working different meats into your diet will save your taste buds from monotony'? 

Oh please.

I'm vegan and a runner. I have a varied and tasty diet with plenty of protein, iron and nutrients. Believe it or not there are actually more choices out there than just meat and lettuce.

 


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 21:18

Another way to look at this: 

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/

Running on plants works for me.


Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:15

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