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Matthew Kadey

Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, is a James Beard Award–winning food journalist, dietitian and author of the cookbook Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sport + Adventure (VeloPress 2016). He has written for dozens of magazines, including Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Shape, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness.

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The Science of Eating Better

April 17, 2016

America isn’t just drowning in sugary liquid calories—it’s also neck-deep in opinions about the best ways of eating to slim down. Health bloggers, co-workers, in-laws and Facebook friends are all chiming in these days with their two cents’ worth on how to win the battle of the bulge.

Perhaps you’ve heard that gluten is keeping the nation’s belt buckles a little tighter or that expensive juice cleanses are
a surefire way to flush toxins and excess fat from your system. Is coconut oil really the magic it takes to hone a six-pack?

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Superfood Swaps

March 18, 2016

There is no question that certain familiar foods like yogurt and salmon
can be the backbone of a healthy diet, but eating the same items day in
and day out is a sure-fire route to dietary burnout.

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In With the New

October 18, 2015

There is no question that certain familiar foods like yogurt and salmon
can be the backbone of a healthy diet, but eating the same items day in
and day out is a sure-fire route to dietary burnout.

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Which of These Healthful Foods is the Better Choice?

March 27, 2015

As you know, a food dollar doesn’t stretch nearly as far as it used to. As a result, many of your clients who are eager to eat a clean diet might find themselves increasingly hemming and hawing over which healthy foods to toss into their grocery carts and which to leave behind.

The more nutritious choice isn’t always obvious. Apple or pear? Chicken breast or turkey breast? Well, let’s get ready to rumble. We’re sending similar edibles into the ring to duke it out so we can crown nutrition’s heavyweight champs.

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Bug Love: New Ways to Eat Fermented Foods

January 16, 2015

Although not particularly glamorous, eating “bugs” is now considered essential for better gut health. And our increasing appetite for so-called “probiotics” is being played out in the proliferation of fermentation cookbooks and food products hitting store shelves.

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Food Fight: Clash of the Nutrition Titans

January 14, 2015

As you know, a food dollar doesn’t stretch nearly as far as it used to. As a result, many of your clients who are eager to eat a clean diet might find themselves increasingly hemming and hawing over which healthy foods to toss into their grocery carts and which to leave behind.

The more nutritious choice isn’t always obvious. Apple or pear? Chicken breast or turkey breast? Well, let’s get ready to rumble. We’re sending similar edibles into the ring to duke it out so we can crown nutrition’s heavyweight champs.

The Battle: Bison vs. Beef

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Culinary Culture Club

May 20, 2014

Obesity, heart disease and diabetes rates in the U.S. are among the world’s highest. Why? Well, one big reason for our collective girths is that over the past few decades the average American eating lifestyle has degraded into the Standard American Diet—stuffed with nutritionally degraded packaged foods and highly processed meats, and woefully short on whole foods such as fruits, legumes and vegetables.

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Spaghetti Squash With Chipotle Meat Sauce

February 10, 2014

Photography: Matthew Kadey This riff on spaghetti with meat sauce is lighter in calories, thanks to a stealth swap of regular noodles for squash ones. To make the dish even more of a standout, consider splurging on ground bison. A 2013 study published in Nutrition Research found that eating bison results in less of a…

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Black-Rice Salmon Salad

February 10, 2014

This deconstructed sushi adds a burst of color to mealtime and is sure to help out anyone bored with mundane salads. Antioxidant-rich Chinese black rice (also called Forbidden Rice) makes a stunning addition to mealtime, while nori and miso add a shot of umami, the much-buzzed-about fifth taste. If you’re bored with salmon, consider substituting arctic char, which is considered a sustainable seafood option and is also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

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Bust Out of a Food Rut

January 22, 2014

While it’s a good idea to have a handful of go-to meals we can rely on in a time crunch, preparing the same repasts week after week as if on autopilot can bring on a serious case of food burnout.

It may start with an appetite for easy, quick and reliable-to-prepare meals, or it may result from a food restriction brought on by a desire to shed weight. In any case, clients who become blase? about mealtime can be tempted by nutritionally corrupt food as they try to bring more pleasure back to eating—a scenario that can sabotage weight loss efforts or fitness goals.

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The Flexitarian Diet

May 10, 2013

As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen.
Many of your clients have been tempted to become vegetarians, but the thought of giving up barbecues or mom’s famous meatloaf seems too daunting. Thankfully, becoming a flexitarian can help them to obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing chicken breasts completely.

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Dynamic Nutrition Duos

April 23, 2013

Batman and Robin, Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina. Some pairs are just meant to be. The same holds true for various foods. Over the past few decades, nutrition scientists have produced a dizzying amount of data on the healing powers of individual food components such as lycopene, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. Lately, however, the white coats are catching on that such molecular marvels often have an even stronger impact when they’re not working alone.

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Dynamic Duos

March 25, 2013

Batman and Robin, Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina. Some pairs are just meant to be. The same holds true for various foods. Over the past few decades, nutrition scientists have produced a dizzying amount of data on the healing powers of individual food components such as lycopene, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. Lately,…

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A Flexitarian Diet Primer

October 17, 2011

As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen: the flexitarian diet. Many—perhaps a number of your clients—have been tempted to…

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