Rethink grassFed Beef?!

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Created April 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Is grass fed beef realy paleo. I know it is. Lets see it from some other view. Modern beef is highly cultivated so it as that much fat and meat and produces so much milk.

In old days animals where more lean and always had to run to be safe from the predator. I think cattles come from asia. There the cows are still very lean.

How is it possible to include such thoughts. Is there lean cow meat? Is there a kind of paleo grass fed cow? A ancient cow? An original cow?

The wild cow "the Auroch" http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_origin_of_the_cow

Picture of the Auroch: http://www.google.de/search?q=the+Auroch&hl=de&rls=com.microsoft:de:{referrer:source%3F}&rlz=1I7___de&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Ro-5TfW9DIfIsga7ufnqAw&ved=0CD4QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=574

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20411 · April 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

I was gonna say that! Orthorexaphobic.

1982 · April 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM


15603 · April 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM

@oak0y don't worry, they've recreated a sort of auroch, so now you're safe! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auroch#Re-creation) In any case, beef and aurochs are made of the same stuff, just in different quantities, so just remove/add fat, if you so wish.

5242 · April 28, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Pretty soon we'll need a word for the fear of orthorexia.

5242 · April 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Pretty soon we'll need a word for the fear of orthrexia.

531 · April 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Eat some elk - they're a little closer to what you're talking about.

20411 · April 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM

You're overthinking. Overthinking leads to orthorexia. Just eat the beef.

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1786 · April 28, 2011 at 5:10 PM

no, wild animals are not more lean, except in certain seasons. look at kurt harris' recent posts. good hunters do not kill skinny animals. also, eat elk or bison or wild boar if you want non-domesticated animal foods. you will pay more though due to lack of supply in this country.

1773 · April 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM

You don't really have much of a choice. If you're not gonna eat meat from farm animals because they've been artificially selected, what exactly are you gonna do?

I mean, if you can get all your meat by hunting wild game, that sounds like it would be pretty awesome. But until then, you're stuck with the farm animals like cows.

(Plus there's nothing inherently wrong with artificial selection. Perhaps the selection pressure was for food that was easier to digest and work with or something. Or on the other hand, maybe it was for food that pleased our taste buds more at the expense of our long-term health. I have no idea which one it is. And anyway, perhaps we've done some evolving ourselves since the paleolithic era.)

182 · April 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM

The fat is the good stuff, anyway. Who wants a lean grass fed cow?

10 · April 28, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I think you're making this to complicated..ancient cows?

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