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Is there any benefit to eating raw beef?

Commented on February 16, 2015
Created August 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

I've always liked my steak very rare. This past week I took a bite when it was raw. It's local, organic and grass fed. I loved it and then proceeded to eat the rest raw. I pulled out another steak for lunch today and I here I am again eating it raw. If I really look at what I'm eating and think about it, it disgusts me. And yet I continue to eat it this way. It tastes so...I don't know, pure, perfect. Whatever. It's like eating low fat your entire life because it's supposed to be the best thing for you and then learning that fat isn't so evil and it tastes pretty great. I have got to hide this little pleasure from my husband. He likes his steak well done and might lose his mind if he sees me eating this. So, are there any benefits to eating it raw besides not having to worry about over cooking your perfect, grass fed steak and ending up with a dry piece of leather? It's tender and juicy raw! :) Is there a way I can feel good about this like I now feel good about eating a high saturated fat diet? Does anyone else do this? I'm feeling like a nut job.

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on February 16, 2015
at 11:07 PM

I gave the long answer lower in the forum on this page, but here's the short.  I got more energy, more muscle tone and stomach fat loss eating raw meat.  Felt a high sometimes. At raw bacon for the longest with no issues.  Had more sexual energy and experienced healing when I was doing raw grassfed organs.  For more indepth I answered further down below.

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on March 12, 2014
at 07:22 AM

Your cat knows better not to open it's mouth...my secrets are my own.

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on March 12, 2014
at 12:48 AM

Your cat is a shill for raw meat!

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on March 11, 2014
at 11:42 PM

That's why I only trust my cat. It meows and therefore can't answer any questions about truthiness.

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on March 11, 2014
at 11:41 PM

Some parasites can be helpful. See the old friends hypothesis. Religion is just a silly attempt at science.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene_hypothesis

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on March 11, 2014
at 11:39 PM

Not true. Cooking makes it harder to digest - this is the opposite from veggies.

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on March 11, 2014
at 04:52 PM

And this is why you shouldn't trust MDs.

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on March 11, 2014
at 03:56 PM

I'm with you! I actually bought a whole filet mignon and as I was portioning it, I could not resist slicing off thin slices out of the center, sprinkling it with garlic salt, and devouring it. YUM!!! I love this texture and natural taste, but I too have to keep it a secret as my family thinks it is weird!

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on June 29, 2013
at 05:06 PM

Those dietary laws were for our ancestor's health. Kosher and halal means salt the meat. Draw the blood out, and with it the moisture. I feel safer eating pastrami than ANY raw meat.

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on June 29, 2013
at 04:57 PM

But...in the gospel of St. Taubes doesn't it say that tapeworms are optimal? Get with the program mister!

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on March 01, 2013
at 11:00 AM

It's correct that digesting cooked meat is easier. A saw a dog study that showed more than 20% additional calories being absorbed by cooked meat, and they have a preference for it. However, WAPF recommends eating raw meat despite this, and for reasons that your comment does not seem to appreciate or understand.

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on November 14, 2012
at 08:44 PM

No, meat is more difficult to digest raw.

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:04 AM

I was under the impression it was easier to digest raw than cooked.. people I know who eat raw beef say they find way more energy and clarity afterwards. I've yet to try it myself though...

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on August 13, 2012
at 08:51 PM

I love blue-rare steak. The risk tends to be on the outside anyway.

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at 08:49 PM

I love raw meat...Overcooked meat is" You're talking two extremes. There are a lot of options between raw and overcooked.

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on August 13, 2012
at 08:45 PM

@Elunah, good point about bacteria being on the surface of beef cuts. This is why e-coli infections usually come from ground beef. When the beef is ground the surface (with it's bacteria) becomes distributed throughout the beef; the center of the hamburger patty doesn't rise to the temp required to kill e-coli; bingo--you're sick. This is why rare steak is OK (because the bacteria is only on the surface and is killed during cooking), but rare hamburger is a no-no (because the bacteria is distributed throughout the meat). Ground beef needs to be cook throughout.

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on August 13, 2012
at 07:48 PM

Seems risky. The chances of contracting foodborne illness are much higher if you eat steak that hasn't been heated at all. Even if the meat handlers were very careful, it's too easy for pathogens to reach and thrive on the surface. Just barely grilling the surface of the steak reduces this risk significantly. I wouldn't eat raw ground meats. Steak is okay because the core of the meat hasn't been penetrated. However, when you churn everything up, pathogens can spread everywhere.

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at 03:44 PM

Thumbs up to Dr. Cate, I agree! Love her books too & website. drcrate.com

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on August 29, 2011
at 02:44 PM

Great idea for eating it in from of my husband.

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:37 AM

Korion, let it thaw very slightly so that you so that you can slice it really thin. Then make carpaccio. http://www.google.com/search?q=carpaccio&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=pA0&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivnse&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=lmtbTtvLLdPUgAeVvfinDA&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1360&bih=613 mmmmmmmmmmm

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:06 AM

I can only get frozen grass-fed beef. How would I eat that raw?

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on August 28, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Eeeww, chicken? That's hideous. I can barely stomach it cooked.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Um, it's possible that I'm remembering the recommendation that 50% of *all* food should be raw (per Enzyme Nutrition and Dr. Pottenger). A standard WAP diet presumes grain consumption. But if you're paleo and eating a mostly meat diet, I guess it translates into 50% raw meat! Weston Price found that most of the isolated groups he studied ate at least some of their animal protein raw. Nourishing Traditions has a few raw meat recipes and says that freezing meat at least 14 days will resolve any issue of parasites.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:47 PM

My girlfriend and I eat raw filet mignon all the time! I'm talking, salt and pepper, mustard and a fork and knife...that's it. We LOVE steak tartare, sashimi. Raw meat is great!

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on August 28, 2011
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Yeah - I wonder about the liability of recommending Raw meats in a popular book - but her explanation of what happens when cooking is interesting. Also there is this guy named Randy Roach who wrote a book called Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors and he advocates an all raw diet - raw meat, eggs, dairy, and CHICKEN! Not going there myself.

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on August 28, 2011
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WAPF recommends 50%!! Really? I'm feeling better about this by the minute. I have been eating raw eggs in my smoothies for a while just to add some protein. I didn't know it was better for B6 content. Great information. Thank you.

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on August 28, 2011
at 09:09 PM

I've never heard of that book. The author doesn't address raw meat in this passage but the message of the more rare the better certainly make me feel better about raw.

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at 09:06 PM

Thanks Melissa. So good to know I'm not alone. I once saw something on YouTube about a raw meat diet and I just assumed that those people were crazy whack jobs. I am familiar with your awesome blog so now I need to re-evaluate these assumptions I had.

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at 08:55 PM

Thanks, I found those too. They are the only ones I found.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:54 PM

That video was the reason I tried it earlier this week. Dont know if I could do ground beef though...

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at 08:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qps4ORwxb9g&feature=feedlik i don't think it's that weird.. :D

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at 08:27 PM

http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2008/07/the-health-benefits-of-eating-raw-meat.html I eat raw meat all the time. I don't think it's weird at all. It's traditional in many cultures: sushi, tartare, etc.

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on August 13, 2012
at 05:05 PM

No.

Raw beef is more difficult to digest than cooked beef. So, even though cooking destroys some nutrients, the nutrients that are left are easier to absorb. Thus, you end up absorbing more nutrients--as a total, absolute number--from a pound of cooked beef than from a pound of raw beef.

Cooking destroys harmful bacteria in beef. Can your body handle a certain types and amounts of harmful bacteria? Sure, but is there any benefit to having harmful bacteria in your beef? Nope, no benefit at all.

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on February 16, 2015
at 11:34 PM

Those who are saying that raw meat is harder to digest can you provide some kind of article or study?  I don't think this is true.

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on November 08, 2012
at 05:04 AM

I was under the impression it was easier to digest raw than cooked.. people I know who eat raw beef say they find way more energy and clarity afterwards. I've yet to try it myself though...

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on November 14, 2012
at 08:44 PM

No, meat is more difficult to digest raw.

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on March 01, 2013
at 11:00 AM

It's correct that digesting cooked meat is easier. A saw a dog study that showed more than 20% additional calories being absorbed by cooked meat, and they have a preference for it. However, WAPF recommends eating raw meat despite this, and for reasons that your comment does not seem to appreciate or understand.

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on August 28, 2011
at 09:00 PM

My BF and I have taken to eating beef that still moos... delicious!

Scientifically speaking, heat reduces B6 content in meat and eggs. From what I understand we only get rich sources of B6 from meat, eggs and raw milk... Heat denatures the natural enzymes and probably other nutrients as well. Cooking may render it more digestible in other ways but will make it less nutritious overall.

It also stands to reason that heating would destroy some of the valuable omega-3s in that tasty grass-fed bliss? Is this so?

I'm not quite at the WAPF's recommendation of eating 50% of my meat raw yet, but do make an effort to cook good quality meat rare, eat some raw egg yolks, and make a raw meat dish on occasion.

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on August 28, 2011
at 09:11 PM

WAPF recommends 50%!! Really? I'm feeling better about this by the minute. I have been eating raw eggs in my smoothies for a while just to add some protein. I didn't know it was better for B6 content. Great information. Thank you.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:48 PM

Um, it's possible that I'm remembering the recommendation that 50% of *all* food should be raw (per Enzyme Nutrition and Dr. Pottenger). A standard WAP diet presumes grain consumption. But if you're paleo and eating a mostly meat diet, I guess it translates into 50% raw meat! Weston Price found that most of the isolated groups he studied ate at least some of their animal protein raw. Nourishing Traditions has a few raw meat recipes and says that freezing meat at least 14 days will resolve any issue of parasites.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I love raw meat. I am reading Deep Nutrition right now with a wonderful group of maniacs. This is what the author has to say about cooking meat:

"Overcooked meat is tough because its fat, protein, and sugar molecules have gotten tangled and fused together during a wild, heat-crazed chemical orgy. The result is a kind of tissue polymer that requires more work to cut with a knife and more chewing, as well as more time to digest. The worst part is that so many of the nutrients we need are ruined. Ruined nutrients don???t just politely disappear. Once ingested, your body won???t be able to simply flush them down some metabolic drainpipe. When heat kills nutrients, it does so by causing reactions between nutrients, forming new chemical compounds including known carcinogens (such as aromatic hydrocarbons and cyclic amines), as well as other molecular fusions that damage your kidneys and blood vessels.141 When meat is cooked properly, fewer harmful reactions occur.142

So how much heat is too much heat? If, when you slice it, there???s not even a trickle of juice, it???s way overdone. Steak should be juicy and red. I recommend you work your way down to medium rare, and once you get used to that, go for rare. "

Shanahan MD, Catherine (2011). Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food (Kindle Locations 2004-2006). Big Box Books.

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on August 28, 2011
at 09:09 PM

I've never heard of that book. The author doesn't address raw meat in this passage but the message of the more rare the better certainly make me feel better about raw.

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on August 28, 2011
at 10:14 PM

Yeah - I wonder about the liability of recommending Raw meats in a popular book - but her explanation of what happens when cooking is interesting. Also there is this guy named Randy Roach who wrote a book called Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors and he advocates an all raw diet - raw meat, eggs, dairy, and CHICKEN! Not going there myself.

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on August 28, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Eeeww, chicken? That's hideous. I can barely stomach it cooked.

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on August 12, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Thumbs up to Dr. Cate, I agree! Love her books too & website. drcrate.com

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on August 13, 2012
at 08:49 PM

I love raw meat...Overcooked meat is" You're talking two extremes. There are a lot of options between raw and overcooked.

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on June 29, 2013
at 04:31 PM

In response to the "MD" who says that denatured protein is harder digest, this is scientifically not true at all. I am a biochemist. Protein is denatured by the acidic environment of the stomach. Even raw protein is denatured during the digestive process. Things other than heat (such as extremely acidic environments, extremely basic environments, and extremely salty environments) denature protein as well. Already denatured protein is easier to digest because it comes pre-denatured. This could partially explain why scientific studies show that amino acids from cooked protein are absorbed at a higher percentage than those from raw protein.

That said, I enjoy raw meat far more than cooked. I use my tongue as the gauge for this. Raw meat tastes FAR better than any cooked meat I've ever had. I eat it raw as often as possible for this reason. However, I never eat raw eggs because they taste like snot. Cooked eggs taste far better.

I always follow my tongue when it comes to natural food. This is why I never ever eat vegetables. They all taste bitter to me. Synthetic food or food that has been altered enough in the "lab" has been designed to fool the taste buds, so I don't trust my tongue in those cases.

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on March 11, 2014
at 03:56 PM

I'm with you! I actually bought a whole filet mignon and as I was portioning it, I could not resist slicing off thin slices out of the center, sprinkling it with garlic salt, and devouring it. YUM!!! I love this texture and natural taste, but I too have to keep it a secret as my family thinks it is weird!

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:37 AM

Sear it really briefly. Very hot pan, very short time. Seconds each side. Pretend to cook it!

Always done this with steak. Now working up, using same method, to eating liver really red!

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on August 29, 2011
at 02:44 PM

Great idea for eating it in from of my husband.

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on August 13, 2012
at 08:51 PM

I love blue-rare steak. The risk tends to be on the outside anyway.

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on February 16, 2015
at 10:57 PM

I had 3 radically different experiences with raw meat when I was eating it consistently.  First the good and benefits, serious muscle tone without hardly working out.  I only exercise once or twice a week regardless and with raw meat my body gained muscle and got more cut but I never changed my work out.  I also lost stomach weight and sometimes felt this strange high.  Great focus.  This is with grassfed beef.  When I ate it in the morning my stomach felt a little loose but never had this problem at night.  With organ meats, I would eat tiny portions of grassfed liver and beef heart from a butcher before my main breakfast.  My sexual energy went up and my hairline grow all the way back in and got lots of compliments on my skin it's just that grassfed beef heart got expensive so I stopped.  I eat raw nitrate free bacon from Traders Joe's for months without problems.

Now the bad.  What I mentioned above was my 3nd time around.  My first time around I survived eating non organic non grassfed beef from a store twice so I got cocky and eat non organic raw liver.  I had diarhea for 5 days and blood in my stool.

The 2nd time around I thawed out packaged wild caught salmon from Target and thawed out frozen beef patties.  I would eat two patties a day for lunch.  It felt so good, but it tasted like metal compared to grassfed.  I ended up with kidney stones.  It was the frozen factory non organic meat cause I still do the Salmon raw sometimes with no issues.  I remedied the kidney stones with raw apple cider vinegar by the way.  Bottom line is, anytime I skewed from Grassfed or organic something would go wrong.  Never had problems with any grassfed/organic meat.

Hopefully this helps.

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on September 08, 2014
at 08:21 PM

To fromthericefields and others against parasites, bacteria etc.,

Consumption of raw organic grass fed meats are not only perfectly good for you, they are in fact an incredibly important source of B vitamins some of which deterioriate under heat, especially in comparison to the standard rancid cooked meats and fats which are a major link to modern chronic human disease. Clearly there is a significant amound of misinformation circulating amongst the likes of you, up to and including those in the medical field who suggest Louis Pasteur's Germ Theory to be valid in any context. I recommend looking into Antoine Bechamp to get a better understanding of bacteriology, parasitology, and how these concept actually play out in reality... Let the following be merely an introduction to your future attainment of said 'knowledge' aka thought forms you would like to temporarily identify with.

"Misconceptions about health are ingrained in our culture. The road to understanding the process of maintaining and restoring health has been a long and twisted one. From ancient and intuitive knowledge, science has taken over, made colossal errors, and clings to them for dear life. There was a rejection of wisdom or scientific discovery in favor of a more popular, convenient, or politically desirable system. Just as Socrates was poisoned for his ideas, and Galileo was forced by a fanatic clergy to withdraw his statements about astronomy, ignorance and power can be a dangerous combination.

We do not catch diseases. We build them. We have to eat, drink, think, and feel them into existence. We work hard at developing our diseases. We must work just as hard at restoring health. The presence of germs does not constitute the presence of a disease. Bacteria are scavengers of nature...they reduce dead tissue to its smallest element. Germs or bacteria have no influence, whatsoever, on live cells. Germs or microbes flourish as scavengers at the site of disease. They are just living on the unprocessed metabolic waste and diseased, malnourished, nonresistant tissue in the first place. They are not the cause of the disease, any more than flies and maggots cause garbage. Flies, maggots, and rats do not cause garbage but rather feed on it. Mosquitoes do not cause a pond to become stagnant! You always see firemen at burning buildings, but that doesn't mean they caused the fire..."

 

Other interesting scientists, authors, and their books:

Gunther Enderlein and Royal Rife

Gaston Naessens

'Confessions of a Medical Heretic' - Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

'Toxemia'- J.H. Tilden, M.D.

'Healing at the Crossroads'- Dean Black, PhD

'Golden Seven Plus One' - Sam West, N.D. & D.N.

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on June 29, 2013
at 04:54 PM

Sigh. Another reminder that we are NOT paleo. Modern sanitation, meat inspection and refrigeration are what make raw meat eating possible. Our ancestors were masters of meat preservation. Raw meat could only have been eaten within a day of the kill.

The Salish did not use their giant baskets to store raw salmon. Cook it, salt it, smoke it, dry it. They were not fools.

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on February 28, 2013
at 10:55 PM

In response to worms with raw meat, as long as it's a tapeworm that lets me eat whatever I want, I'm in ...lol.

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on June 29, 2013
at 04:57 PM

But...in the gospel of St. Taubes doesn't it say that tapeworms are optimal? Get with the program mister!

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on February 26, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Number #1 Reason not to eat Raw Meat: Parasites! Watch this video: http://www.markusrothkranz.com/parasitefree/parasite_free.html

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on February 26, 2013
at 07:05 PM

Raw beef is easier to digest. The proteins undergo a process of "denaturing" where they are more difficult to digest. I am and MD and know this to be scientifically true.

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on March 11, 2014
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And this is why you shouldn't trust MDs.

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on August 13, 2012
at 07:13 PM

I really don't see how eating raw meat can be beneficial, it takes a long time to digest eaten cooked

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on March 11, 2014
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Not true. Cooking makes it harder to digest - this is the opposite from veggies.

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on August 13, 2012
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perhaps raw meat has much more nutrition and less cooking-induced carcinogenic stuff but what about PARASITES? i don't mind some bacteria or whatever but WORMS!!!

i'd better have a cancer than 10-meter long creatures devouring me from inside

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on August 13, 2012
at 02:46 AM

I actually find it more pleasant on the stomach. If it's from the right source, it's fantastic!

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on August 13, 2012
at 02:44 AM

I eat ground, beef, lamb and/or goat raw. 8-12 ounces/day with mustard, mashed sweet potato and sauerkraut. SO DELICIOUS

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on August 12, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I don't know if it is healthier or not, but I eat bison, beef, salmon, and tuna raw or just quickly seared on the outside. Tastes better to me that way and feels like digestion is better too.

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on August 12, 2012
at 02:55 PM

I try to eat 100% raw meat. There's actually a raw version of the paleo diet, called the 'raw paleo diet.'

There's a web site and a forum, just google search the raw paleo diet.

We eat raw eggs, beef, pork, buffalo. Everything pretty much.

Feel free to check it out. There's a lot of benefits to eating all raw.

Most people who go to raw paleo are battling some kind of health issue that vegan or vegetarian, or even regular cooked paleo didn't resolve.

With raw paleo they've all noticed huge improvements.

Most of us eat a really high fat diet.

For example I eat about 378 cals fat 336 cals protein and 120 cals carbs per meal.

Any way check it out. Its a huge step forward from regular paleo.

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Thanks, I found those too. They are the only ones I found.

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on August 13, 2012
at 01:58 PM

It may boast health benefits, but contains some risk such as parasites. Plus if you are Christian, Messianic, or Jewish, just forwarn you that it's against Scripture to eat raw meats. Other religions forbid it as well. If you're not religious then... It depends if you want to risk the parasites that could be present, although if it comes from healthy grass fed animals it probably not really a concern. Just my 2 cents.

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on June 29, 2013
at 05:06 PM

Those dietary laws were for our ancestor's health. Kosher and halal means salt the meat. Draw the blood out, and with it the moisture. I feel safer eating pastrami than ANY raw meat.

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on March 11, 2014
at 11:41 PM

Some parasites can be helpful. See the old friends hypothesis. Religion is just a silly attempt at science.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene_hypothesis

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