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Thanks for sharing
Great article and lots of really helpful information. Have printed it out and bookmarked it for future reference. I am not a big meat eater, but having this information will most definitely come in handy
This article is very informative. We are animal lovers and we eat meat. But, we only eat meat that was raised naturally, eating off the ground, etc. Yes, it's more expensive, but it actually limits that amount of meat we eat, so it balances.
I chose to limit my meat intake to white meat only. No red meat. I ended up severely anemic and iron pills didn't correct it. Red meat did. I have never believed in a strictly vegetarian diet as I believe that if you are provided with the ripping tearing teeth we have then we are an organism which requires fresh meat. I also tried the Atkins diet at one point and passed out cold with in 6 hours. I'm Hypoglycemic so require a little sugar to balance. Balance in all foods we take into our bodies. Balanced Calories, nutrients, fats, etc. plus a balance in our activity levels which is my biggest problem as my arthritis and wrecked knees tend to get in the way for exercise..
Our bodies make all the cholesterol we need. All meat product carries cholesterol. Of which we do not need to be getting any extra. Makes on difference how much fat is in the meat either or what kind of meat. It is just plain not good for your heart and arteries. And the protein in meat makes your liver work harder. Just facts I have been reading about lately. Don't mean to offend anybody. I use to be a meat eater too. And feel much better without the stuff.
You didn't address lamb, mutton or goat which are mainstays in many cuisines.
The most enlightening thing for me was that pork tenderloin is low on the fat scale. Often I can buy one tenderloin and get a second for free so that is what I buy a lot. Thank you it shows me I am on the right track.
I too love red meat and we endulge often BUT now we eat leaner cuts and watch the fat calories also.We just eat red meat a little less often and have a good rib eye steak less often also.This is a good article and a wake up call for those of us who need to watch our intake of high fat foods.
what about lamb, sheep?
Great article but what about turkey wings I love them.
This article was so helpful, I'm grateful to spark for putting this up!
I was raised on a large dairy farm & ranch, so we didn't have to worried about allot of what U buy from the store. The meat was always marble right, had the right amount of fat. & the color was good. We always ate healthy, had our own gardens, fresh water too drink & not too many store brought items. Even today I grow my own vegetables & herbs. Just go to the store for a few staples.
I am glad to hear the bacon myth debunked, as well as some grass fed information out there!
I know this would not be everyone's cup of tea, but we purchased a good quality electric meat grinder a while ago. We really decided to grind our own meats to save money, but it turned out we found we could have much leaner and healthier ground meats by grinding our own. We buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale for as low as $1.69 a pound and grind them. Ground chicken breast at my local supermarket is $3.99 a pound and I know it has skin and who knows what else ground in it. We also make fantastic and very lean bulk Italian sausage and ground beef for a fraction of what it costs to buy in packages in the store - and we know what's in it and that the grinder, etc. is clean! We buy beef and lean cuts of pork when it's on sale so we save money as well as getting a quality product. It takes a little effort but it's worth it to us.
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