CrossFit trainer E.C. Synkowski offers practical nutrition information to help with day-to-day choices. In Part 2, she talks to a group at CrossFit Hingham about protein and fat.
Protein is pretty easy to understand for most folks, but fat can be tricky. There are three types of fat: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Saturated fat is the most stable and the best for your body. The problem is that when you eat a food that has fat in it, it’s in a combination of all three.
“Instead of making yourself mad trying to know exactly which meat has which kind of fatty-acid balance, my sort of practical recommendation is just rotate your meat sources,” Synkowski says. “Have beef, have chicken, have seafood, have eggs, and that’s going to give you a nice balance across the three different types.”
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 220 by Justin Judkins, aired April 18, 2012.