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The Nutrition Blueprint Podcast

The Nutrition Blueprint podcast is a health, nutrition, and fitness show hosted by registered dietitian and sports nutrition coach Andres Ayesta. Formerly Vive Nutrition Radio, this podcast is focused on bringing the latest in nutrition and health education to help you design a better lifestyle starting with what you put on your plate. Through expert interviews and his popular chit chat series, Andres dissects common topics into digestible (pun intended) pieces that are applicable to everyone's goals. From weight loss and fat loss strategies to supplementation and life hacks, this podcast is everything you need to be the best version of you

Oct 1, 2019

In today’s episode, I had the opportunity to interview fellow registered dietitian Nicole Rodrigues. 

Nicole is a  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, NASM-CPT, disco-funk connoisseur, and tricolor-cookie aficionado. She is a proud wife and mother of one. 

In today’s episode we discussed: 

Misconceptions on Grass-Fed Beef and Grass-Finished (What should people look for? 

Meat Sourcing in the U.S and the Beef Life Cycle 

The Red Meat Industry carbon footprint 

The nutritional benefits of beef consumption

What is the recommended portion allowance of beef per week according to dietary guidelines in the U.S. vs. the reality of what most people consume. 

How to choose red meat? 

  • From the health perspective
  • From the caloric perspective 
  • From the cost perspective 

Nicole’s experience visiting farms and ranches - First-hand look at what goes on 

Beef farming best practices

Resources for people to learn more about beef and choosing it


Resources discussed in the podcast

How to choose cuts of beef -

Grass-fed vs. Grass Finished concepts -

Sustainability and farming practices -

Nicole’s Social Media






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