Grassfed beef is out of my reach in price. I try to eat as much fish as possible, but its far from my favorite, besides the types I really like are the pricier fish out there. I do supplement Omega 3s with fish oil, etc. Since I still love beef, chicken, turkey, and pork, what would be the best cuts of meat to consume on those categories respecively. I understand, that they are much too heavy in omega 6/9, but my question, mainly pertains to the amount of fat I should consume from non-grassfed meats. Basicaly, should I limit intake of "regular" meat fat (I know, the fact I have to put that type of meat in quotations is a crappy modern paradox), and if eating mostly lean meat, is fish oil supplementation, in addition to eating more vegetable fats sufficient to balance out the Omega 3/6/9 equation, and if so, what ratios,etc??
asked bySemi_Primal (809)
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on May 27, 2012
at 03:00 AM
Non-grass-fed beef isn't high in omega-6, it's simply low in omega-3, not that grass-fed beef is high on omega-3 to begin with. Grass-feeding has relatively little effect on beef composition, when you considered than beef, grassfed or not, is approximately 4% PUFA.
on May 27, 2012
at 03:13 AM
I can't afford grassfed cuts either. Try to find humanely raised beef. Local farmer's markets should have good quality meats for decent price (cheaper than any CAFO meats). Any cuts should be fine as long as it's not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones...You can keep their fats, or add pastured butter from grassfed cows.
If you can only afford CAFO meats, remove the fats and add in butter/tallow from grassfed cows. I wouldn't suggest eating the fats from CAFO meats. For the omega ratios, I eat oily fish twice a week. But I think it's more important to AVOID omega 6 intake from grains, vegetable oil, seeds and nuts.
Are you asking how much fat we should be consuming from these meat sources? The optimal amount of fat one needs is highly individual. But I think fats from humanely raised cows are fine to consume.