t-t-t-talkin’ ’bout (re)generation
June 2, 2018
Some Good Bits: Eating Bird Food reminds us how much we loved corn on the cob as kids; Meehan’s Public House notes there should always be a light salad on the menu when we’re eating out; Masterchef Bodukakkaa wants us to try this summer dream – a simple tomato and olive salad. Mmmm.
Read: Protein intake after a workout may just be biting the surface. Scratching the itch. Wait. What? Ass’t Prof Brad Schoenfeld (Lehman College) says you should be getting protein (consistently) every four hours for optimal muscle growth. Eating protein erratically throughout the day may result in a different kind of food waste (i.e. not taking full advantage of nutrients). To maximize the benefits, orchestrate protein and other macronutrients (the lifestyle of fat is here to stay!) throughout the day. #gainz
Read: Buzzword alert – Sustainability. Google it and you’ll get a bunch of what, why, how and where… so there are a lot of explainers out there. Let’s just call it “leaving the earth as we inherited it.” Which is cool. But, what if sustainability could be improved upon? We’ve already depleted a fair amount of Earth’s resources; so, is there a way to rebuild the infrastructure? What if there were people and organizations and initiatives out there who considered the possibility that we can revitalize our soils and grasslands and water sources naturally? Companies putting there money where their mouths are? “Yeah yeah, but the real issue is animals – we raise too many for food and we should focus on eating plants to stop using up all of Earth’s resources – that’s a great place to start!” Better buzzword alert – regenerative agriculture.
Read/Make/Watch: Besides lunch and dinner, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So says Vinnie Schtulman, at least.
Eggs and sausage and… sweet potato? If you’re used to a side of toast or a muffin with your morning meal, removing that from your routine (y’know, because you’re making healthier choices) can feel like it makes breakfast fall apart.
So, here’s a sausage scramble recipe that provides a complete, hearty solution for breakfast.
Most people don’t think of sweet potato for breakfast, but why not? You eat hash browns and home fries, right? This sausage scramble with sweet potato offers the same general texture (which is part of what many of us enjoy about “comfort” foods anyway) with a little bit of natural sweetness. The sweet potato pairs extraordinarily well with the heartiness of the eggs and the sharp flavors of the sausage.
Read/Act: Get some sleep, bro. Clear your mental emissions, yo. We, like, know that, like, getting enough sleep is important for daily brain function. Turns out that what you lose, you can’t recoup either. “Researchers have found that persistently poor sleep causes the brain to clear a significant amount of neurons and synaptic connections, and recovering sleep might not be able to reverse the damage.” Well, that may not be entirely new news either. Chronically under-nourished synapses will actually suffer when the astrocoytes that are supposed to be helping to clean out the garbage turn against the synapses and, in effect, begin eating the brain. Heard! Closing my book… Zzzzz…
No leftovers this week. #CleanPlateClub
BUT… ONE LAST THING BEFORE WE GO…
> How was Michael Jackson able to pull off the “gangsta lean”? Magic or science?
Also published on Medium.