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Beef, beef and more beef... please

Commented on November 27, 2013
Created November 25, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I am sensitive to eggs and nuts... so I live happily on meats, fish, veg, and fruit... and lots and lots of fats; grass-fed butter, MCT oil, avocado, and coconut. My question? I dislike poultry. I rarely eat pork as it is too hard to source quality pork, I eat buffalo occassionally, and I eat salmon and sardines once a week or so. I love beef. I mean I really love beef. I would eat grass fed/finished steak and a big salad every single day. Am I heading for trouble by eating almost all beef as my protein of choice?

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on November 27, 2013
at 02:15 PM

Iron has two more letters than Fe, I'm a lazy chemist.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on November 27, 2013
at 02:05 PM

Yes, i agree. (after looking up what Fe status means) ;o)

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on November 27, 2013
at 02:01 PM

My understanding is that dairy makes out system acidic, so even though we are drinking a calcium rich source we end up leaching calcium from our bones in order to balance the acid/ alkali. Agreed on the broth & leafy greens though. ;)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 27, 2013
at 01:56 PM

I assumed that as well, but it all depends on what their Fe status is.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on November 27, 2013
at 11:00 AM

I was guessing she was female, (well i hope so anyway haha) i'm at the understanding of... unlike us males, females get rid of iron monthly. Unless there's hemochromatosis playing a part.

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on November 27, 2013
at 12:38 PM

In addition to what Matt wrote, too much meat introduces a lot of phosphate to your system. She should balance the phosphate with calcium (i.e. through dairy, leavy vegetable broths), otherwise she could be running into decalficiation/calcification problems in the long run.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on November 27, 2013
at 02:01 PM

My understanding is that dairy makes out system acidic, so even though we are drinking a calcium rich source we end up leaching calcium from our bones in order to balance the acid/ alkali. Agreed on the broth & leafy greens though. ;)

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on November 27, 2013
at 11:51 AM

thanks guys... Yup she's female :) ... Appreciate the good info. Thanks for checking in!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 26, 2013
at 12:13 AM

I'd be slightly weary of the iron content.

C4deaa6bb01626b4569e8992890381ab

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on November 27, 2013
at 11:00 AM

I was guessing she was female, (well i hope so anyway haha) i'm at the understanding of... unlike us males, females get rid of iron monthly. Unless there's hemochromatosis playing a part.

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on November 25, 2013
at 11:43 PM

Pretty much any meat offers a complete protein source. Beef is a particularly good one. No - you're not going to have any trouble getting most of your protein from beef.

Here's what you have to consider though: too much protein is detrimental to your long-term health. I won't go siting a bunch of studies because you could spend countless hours on them at your will. Just try to keep protein between 12-25% of your calories. You could safely go up to maybe 35% but if you keep it in the lower range, you'll probably live a longer, more robust life.

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on November 25, 2013
at 10:37 PM

No, i personally cant see a problem eating lots of grass fed beef, poultry isn't all that nutritionally..not compared to grass fed ruminants anyway. You are getting plenty of veg, fruit & seafood so i would say you are eating very well. I am a massive fan of beef myself too & lamb! Enjoy!!

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