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grass-fed organ meats contain LESS fat than conventional organ meats??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 10, 2011 at 10:03 PM

since conventional farms feed animals grains to fatten them up, does it mean grass-fed muscle meats and their organ meats are leaner? i'm especially wondering about organ meats because that's all i eat and i'm thinking about switching to all grass-fed organ meats but worried about eating too lean

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 10, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Thanks for clarifying...I think with the added fats, you should be fine.

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on October 10, 2011
at 11:19 PM

p.s. i eat only organs now because the vitamin/mineral profiles r VERY different. and according to weston a price's writings, many other cultures didn't consume muscle meats much and some even used as pet feeds. the whole idea of eat the animal from head to toe is a very respectful idea and practical for old times, but i have too many health issues to heal and can't waste any meals on non-nutrient-dense foods :( i do miss short ribs :P

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i have lard and coconut oil so no more rabbit starvation for me :) but i would like to keep my calories at 20% protein and 80% fat for a while and see who my body reacts. i get my numbers of different meat from fitday and nutritiondata but their numbers are all based on CAFO animals and grass-fed animals might be completely different and throw my calculations out the window or i might end up not eating enough calories a day (mostly from fat).

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If you have the choice of eating grass fed, do it. The benefits SO out way the small amount of fat you'll be missing out on.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 10, 2011
at 10:36 PM

Do you include any other sources of fat in your diet? Grass fed meat is leaner, but it is much the same as the fatty acid profile of a wild animal, so...it is much like what we've been living on for tens of thousands of years as a species. I am wondering why you don't eat muscle meat though? Our ancestors would definitely eat the whole animal...

9dd4d453f7ebd7fd2a82814d08fc8f17

(581)

on October 10, 2011
at 11:16 PM

i have lard and coconut oil so no more rabbit starvation for me :) but i would like to keep my calories at 20% protein and 80% fat for a while and see who my body reacts. i get my numbers of different meat from fitday and nutritiondata but their numbers are all based on CAFO animals and grass-fed animals might be completely different and throw my calculations out the window or i might end up not eating enough calories a day (mostly from fat).

9dd4d453f7ebd7fd2a82814d08fc8f17

(581)

on October 10, 2011
at 11:19 PM

p.s. i eat only organs now because the vitamin/mineral profiles r VERY different. and according to weston a price's writings, many other cultures didn't consume muscle meats much and some even used as pet feeds. the whole idea of eat the animal from head to toe is a very respectful idea and practical for old times, but i have too many health issues to heal and can't waste any meals on non-nutrient-dense foods :( i do miss short ribs :P

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on October 10, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Thanks for clarifying...I think with the added fats, you should be fine.

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