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Is eating beef raw optimal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Do you get better health and nutritional value from eating beef raw? Instinct tells me that something about cooking beef makes it more inflammatory and less healthy, especially if its grass fed

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on October 28, 2012
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I agree, except in the case of meat. Sushi, beef taretar, oysters and such are all great raw. I think bioavailability and reduced toxicity from cooking and increasing volumes of food consumed is obvious for vegetables and tubers, but the cooking bit is much less relevant or necessary when we talk about animal consumption. I like to eat some raw and some cooked (just like my veggies), but I think you could make a decent case for all raw as far as meat goes.

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on October 28, 2012
at 09:34 PM

I agree, except in the case of meat. Sushi, beef taretar, oysters and such are all great raw. I think bioavailability from cooking and increasing volumes of food consumed is obvious for vegetables and tubers, but the cooking bit is much less relevant or necessary when we talk about animal consumption. I like to eat some raw and some cooked (just like my veggies).

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at 08:39 PM

Cooking makes it more inflammatory "especially if its grass fed"...?

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on October 28, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Humans may have been able to evolve to our current state precisely because of cooking, not despite it.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on October 28, 2012
at 09:35 PM

I agree, except in the case of meat. Sushi, beef taretar, oysters and such are all great raw. I think bioavailability and reduced toxicity from cooking and increasing volumes of food consumed is obvious for vegetables and tubers, but the cooking bit is much less relevant or necessary when we talk about animal consumption. I like to eat some raw and some cooked (just like my veggies), but I think you could make a decent case for all raw as far as meat goes.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 28, 2012
at 09:34 PM

I agree, except in the case of meat. Sushi, beef taretar, oysters and such are all great raw. I think bioavailability from cooking and increasing volumes of food consumed is obvious for vegetables and tubers, but the cooking bit is much less relevant or necessary when we talk about animal consumption. I like to eat some raw and some cooked (just like my veggies).

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on October 28, 2012
at 09:23 PM

This guy doesn't think so: http://bigthink.com/users/richardwrangham#!video_idea_id=19365 it's a very interesting listen.

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