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Any absorption benefit to eating pureed meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Playing with the new food processor the other day, making baby food. Got a little carried away and wound up doing 2 pounds of meat with bone broth added. So, I ate 1 pound for dinner. Not that I don't enjoy the varied tastes/textures of whole foods however, it got me to wondering, is there any absorption benefit (or any drawbacks) from eating "baby" food? Maybe even, PWO?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I have been wondering the same thing but heard that chewing increases secretion of digestive enzymes thereby facilitating digestion without which simply 'puttin' back' a wack of pureed meat may digest less efficiently. I will be experimenting with this idea though especially where liver is concerned...and to have it raw is another question re: optimal digestion/nutrition PWO: to cook or not to cook(if so how/what?)?

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on May 13, 2011
at 09:03 AM

Thank you, Austin.

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on May 13, 2011
at 08:01 AM

@L. Peltier. My suspicion is no-at least not in terms of absorption- since I'd have thought that we digest meat, even in lumps pretty wholly. There might be an advantage PWO, yeh, but I don't know how much of an advantage if your digestive system is average/good, unlike mine. @PM I think you can still chew pureed meat enough to get the liver enzymes enough- with pate, I'd imagine there are plenty digestive enzymes, so long as you savour it, rather than just swallowing without tasting it. I think cooking is uncontroversially supposed better for digestion- though I've not noticed this.

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:59 AM

That comment didn't come out formatted the way I wanted... The last three links are to his podcasts with the time where he starts talking about this issue in each. Good luck

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

From here: http://robbwolf.com/2011/01/24/my-training-at-39/ "My message with shakes and liquid foods remains the same: if you are lean play with them if you want, if you are overweight and trying to lean out, you are not doing yourself any favors taking in liquid nutrition." http://robbwolf.com/2010/01/26/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-12/ go to 43:00 http://robbwolf.com/2010/08/03/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-39/ go to 14:10 http://robbwolf.com/2010/06/01/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-30/ go to 32:15

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 12, 2011
at 09:18 PM

No, I have been Paleo for some time. However, this is the kind of info I'm looking for. Then this MAY be good PWO? What sources did you obtain your info from? Any links to research this further?

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

in my opinion, it depends on how well your GI system works. In my case it's definitely true that meat pureed with bone broth will be absorbed much better. If I eat solid pieces of meat I actually have to take added enzymes with it so it will digest properly.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:41 PM

David, would there be any benefit to making it easier on the digestive system? It would seem this would be optimal PWO, no?

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:31 PM

Thank you, David. She also said, "I'm not sure about those that have tip top shape GI systems though"....

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:17 PM

She said that it "is much more absorbable"...

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on May 12, 2011
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Yes, but will it absorb better or easier?

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F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

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on May 12, 2011
at 09:07 PM

Pureeing/processing any type of food like this will increase the insulin response it provokes in your body. For example, they make Beef protein powders that will obviously spike insulin faster than a whole steak. If you are trying to reverse GI problems by going paleo, it may be a decent way to work your way up to whole foods.

F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

(1070)

on May 13, 2011
at 12:59 AM

That comment didn't come out formatted the way I wanted... The last three links are to his podcasts with the time where he starts talking about this issue in each. Good luck

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 12, 2011
at 09:18 PM

No, I have been Paleo for some time. However, this is the kind of info I'm looking for. Then this MAY be good PWO? What sources did you obtain your info from? Any links to research this further?

F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

(1070)

on May 13, 2011
at 12:58 AM

From here: http://robbwolf.com/2011/01/24/my-training-at-39/ "My message with shakes and liquid foods remains the same: if you are lean play with them if you want, if you are overweight and trying to lean out, you are not doing yourself any favors taking in liquid nutrition." http://robbwolf.com/2010/01/26/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-12/ go to 43:00 http://robbwolf.com/2010/08/03/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-39/ go to 14:10 http://robbwolf.com/2010/06/01/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-30/ go to 32:15

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 13, 2011
at 09:03 AM

Thank you, Austin.

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:22 PM

I should have thought that meat is absorbed pretty completely regardless of how ground up the food was. That said it is much easier on the digestive system when it is pureed. I have very sluggish digestion and often feel very uncomfortable (and very lethargic, almost depressed) from a heavy meal of meat, as it sits in the stomach for ages. When I've had pureed meat (this was a very fatty pork/beef mince mix, which crumbled pretty easily anyway, but which I pureed anyway, after I'd had an operation on my mouth) it was much more easily digested and made me feel a lot better. This would all be to the good.

Conversely Ned Kock suggests that chewing (tough) meat is good for the teeth.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 12, 2011
at 08:41 PM

David, would there be any benefit to making it easier on the digestive system? It would seem this would be optimal PWO, no?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I have been wondering the same thing but heard that chewing increases secretion of digestive enzymes thereby facilitating digestion without which simply 'puttin' back' a wack of pureed meat may digest less efficiently. I will be experimenting with this idea though especially where liver is concerned...and to have it raw is another question re: optimal digestion/nutrition PWO: to cook or not to cook(if so how/what?)?

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 13, 2011
at 08:01 AM

@L. Peltier. My suspicion is no-at least not in terms of absorption- since I'd have thought that we digest meat, even in lumps pretty wholly. There might be an advantage PWO, yeh, but I don't know how much of an advantage if your digestive system is average/good, unlike mine. @PM I think you can still chew pureed meat enough to get the liver enzymes enough- with pate, I'd imagine there are plenty digestive enzymes, so long as you savour it, rather than just swallowing without tasting it. I think cooking is uncontroversially supposed better for digestion- though I've not noticed this.

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B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

on May 12, 2011
at 07:32 PM

If one has GI trouble, yes meat pureed with bone broth is much more absorbable. This is especially true for those with an illness or those recovering from surgery. I'm not sure about those that have tip top shape GI systems though, although it would probably guarantee that the food goes through the system faster (since the body doesn't have to break it down as much)...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 12, 2011
at 08:31 PM

Thank you, David. She also said, "I'm not sure about those that have tip top shape GI systems though"....

B4ec9ce369e43ea83f06ee645169cee0

on May 12, 2011
at 08:47 PM

in my opinion, it depends on how well your GI system works. In my case it's definitely true that meat pureed with bone broth will be absorbed much better. If I eat solid pieces of meat I actually have to take added enzymes with it so it will digest properly.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 12, 2011
at 08:17 PM

She said that it "is much more absorbable"...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 12, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Yes, but will it absorb better or easier?

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