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Is PUFA the only problem with chicken?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe.

So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and cold cuts, which have very little PUFA, should be fine.

I believe I read that various toxins are stored in the fat of an animal. If this is true then would chicken breasts, even from factory farmed chickens, not be detrimental?

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:48 AM

SOME toxins are stored in fat. Not 100% of all toxins on this planet and universe. Other toxins are water-soluble and would be stored in water (there's water in every cell, thus stored toxins in many of those cells.)

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Even then, organoarsenics are very different compared to inorganic arsenic, which is highly toxic.

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Not likely anymore. Pfizer stopped selling Roxarsone (an organoarsenic compound) in 2011. Tyson stopped using organoarcenics in 2004.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:58 AM

just reading that Maryland has become the first state in the US to ban an arsenic additive in poultry feed http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/Nutrition/2013/1/US-state-bans-arsenic-use-in-poultry-feed-1137796W/

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Ok... There is no problems with chicken. Question answered.

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:21 AM

Lol Denis, just eat your chicken man.

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:13 AM

Downvoted. I appreciate the response but I don't believe you answered my question. I wanted to know if there are any problems with chicken not whether I could eat it.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:02 AM

Nothing wrong with chicken or a bit of PUFA. Just don't live on chicken alone and all is well.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:21 AM

Lol Denis, just eat your chicken man.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Ok... There is no problems with chicken. Question answered.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:13 AM

Downvoted. I appreciate the response but I don't believe you answered my question. I wanted to know if there are any problems with chicken not whether I could eat it.

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:44 AM

Conventional chickens are given arsenic to make the color of the meat more appealing.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Not likely anymore. Pfizer stopped selling Roxarsone (an organoarsenic compound) in 2011. Tyson stopped using organoarcenics in 2004.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Even then, organoarsenics are very different compared to inorganic arsenic, which is highly toxic.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:58 AM

just reading that Maryland has become the first state in the US to ban an arsenic additive in poultry feed http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/Nutrition/2013/1/US-state-bans-arsenic-use-in-poultry-feed-1137796W/

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Equating all PUFAs and then damning them all is not helpful. Whole food PUFAs are fine, this includes chicken.

As for toxins, meh... farmers don't feed poison to the birds, they accumulating 'toxins' through their feed, this happens in organic animals as well. I haven't seen convincing data that there's so many more 'toxins' in even conventional meat.

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:22 AM

nutritionally, i don't think there's a problem beyond PUFA. if you're concerned about toxins in the fat, chicken breast would be a fine option to pair with additional carbs or better sources of fat.

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