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Is there something wrong with frying?

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Created January 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I notice that I don't digest fried food as well as steamed food (I have more gas and feel more sluggish after fried food, but feel great after steamed food).

Did anyone have the same problem?

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on January 25, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Somebody mentioned steamed meat on here a few days ago. I asked them how they did it but they have not replied yet. I have a feeling that it would come out pretty dry though. Check out the boiling method Barry Groves uses. It's very simple. You can also throw some vegetables into the water to make some stock.

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on January 25, 2012
at 10:42 AM

I absolutely see what you mean! Every fried meal tastes practically the same, whatever I put in the pan. Is it possible to steam meat?

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on January 24, 2012
at 06:28 PM

I don't have problems with fatty foods! I ingest TONS of fat (around 200g daily) all the time, never had any issues with it. I guess I'll have to do more experiments and update this thread.

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on January 24, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Other thought, problems with fatty foods makes me think "Try some ox bile". Could be you're not generating as much bile as you should be to digest it.

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on January 24, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Nope. My only problem with fried food is that I eat too much, and have to limit intake accordingly. On the other hand, steamed food doesn't really appeal to me flavorwise for the most part. Maybe a carry over from my pre-paleo days with steamed veggies. :) YMMV.

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on January 24, 2012
at 05:41 PM

I don't know Matt, I eat loads of fat at every meal, and eat a bit less when I fry. I use coconut oil to fry, but also eat it plain. Maybe cooking at too high temperatures is an issue?

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on January 24, 2012
at 05:32 PM

I love food I fry at home in olive oil, but feel terrible even eating an omelette that has been fried anywhere else. I get digestive issues as well.

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on January 24, 2012
at 05:11 PM

What kind of oil are you frying in? What temperature?

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on January 24, 2012
at 04:36 PM

Difference in fat content between the two?

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on January 25, 2012
at 08:38 AM

I definitely get more discomfort. Can't say why.

However, I would argue that frying in fat, delicious as it is, may not be a very ancestral practice. It implies metal utensils that can pool the fat and withstand high heat. Roasting, grilling, baking, steaming, boiling, or poaching in melted fat at low temp (think duck confit) can all be done with stones and sticks and hides. Saut??ing in fat, not so much. And frying will produce a lot of chemicals that you don't want to eat in quantity.

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on January 25, 2012
at 10:30 AM

I get on so much better with boiled meat than I do with fried meat. I have switched over to much more boiled meat, lately. I prefer the flavour of boiled meat because it is nearer to a raw flavour. In my opinion, fried meat often tastes more of frying rather than of meat if you see what I mean?

Here's an interesting article about digestion times using various cooking methods for eggs, meat, fish, fruit and veg. It also gives some handy tips on how to use those methods.

Barry Groves. The implications of cooking foods and methods used

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 25, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Somebody mentioned steamed meat on here a few days ago. I asked them how they did it but they have not replied yet. I have a feeling that it would come out pretty dry though. Check out the boiling method Barry Groves uses. It's very simple. You can also throw some vegetables into the water to make some stock.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on January 25, 2012
at 10:42 AM

I absolutely see what you mean! Every fried meal tastes practically the same, whatever I put in the pan. Is it possible to steam meat?

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