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Pork as main source of meat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 04, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Is there any reason it wouldn't be wise to eat pork as ones main source of meat?

I know red meat is generally recommended by the paleo diet doc's but apart from burgers/ground beef or a roast joint i don't enjoy beef much, i guess im a rare freak thats doesn't really like steak, i do like lamb but only a couple times per week at most, but i love pork, especially pork belly & lots of it!

So my weeks generally look like lots of eggs, pork belly, sardines, salmon and a bit of lamb & beef

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on March 04, 2013
at 01:07 PM

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/lessons-of-107-birthdays-dont-exercise-avoid-medicine-and-never-look-back/?hp

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on March 04, 2013
at 01:02 PM

The only reason i find it unconvincing is going by how healthy i feel & look after eating a big portion of pork, it def gives me a glow, also a recent story i read was about a woman who just had her 107th birthday saying she doesn't exercise, and eats lots of butter & pork belly

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on March 04, 2013
at 11:54 AM

Yeah the meat i buy myself its always free range/pastured

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on March 04, 2013
at 10:45 AM

In the end though I can imagine outdoor organic raised pork is going to beat CAFO beef, so it's a case again of quality over quantity (and price). One of my 2013 goals is to choose better meats both for health and ethics.

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on March 04, 2013
at 10:36 AM

cool, i eat lots of sardines & salmon, 3 times a week easy, duck once or twice a week, and then lamb & beef once or twice, i only started on pork recently really, i usually go off how i feel/look and i must say i feel great eating lots of pork belly yesterday, my skin looks noticeably better today aswell, but of course ill bear in mind what Mash posted

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on March 04, 2013
at 10:15 AM

thanks for that, not what i wanted to hear but information none the less, im glad that the pork im eating is at least not pork organ meats, i rarely have sausages, and to cook pork belly it has at least 90mins at above 70c, so at least my risks are minimalized, i guess i should start eating more red meat though!

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on March 04, 2013
at 10:06 AM

Mash's link is telling. Chicken is not great either. Go for lamb, goat, beef, game (pheasants, rabbits etc), but give more priority to wild fish (esp. salmon) and shellfish (esp. oysters) than meat.

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on March 04, 2013
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Regular pork consumption is fine. I read the PHD take on pork a while back, I wasn't so convinced.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

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on March 04, 2013
at 01:02 PM

The only reason i find it unconvincing is going by how healthy i feel & look after eating a big portion of pork, it def gives me a glow, also a recent story i read was about a woman who just had her 107th birthday saying she doesn't exercise, and eats lots of butter & pork belly

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 04, 2013
at 01:07 PM

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/lessons-of-107-birthdays-dont-exercise-avoid-medicine-and-never-look-back/?hp

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 04, 2013
at 10:15 AM

thanks for that, not what i wanted to hear but information none the less, im glad that the pork im eating is at least not pork organ meats, i rarely have sausages, and to cook pork belly it has at least 90mins at above 70c, so at least my risks are minimalized, i guess i should start eating more red meat though!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on March 04, 2013
at 10:45 AM

In the end though I can imagine outdoor organic raised pork is going to beat CAFO beef, so it's a case again of quality over quantity (and price). One of my 2013 goals is to choose better meats both for health and ethics.

De1095b2ba29c1035f00428cbfe3cc7c

(777)

on March 04, 2013
at 11:54 AM

Yeah the meat i buy myself its always free range/pastured

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on April 17, 2013
at 05:54 PM

I feel sick after eating pork for a couple of meals. My joints ache and I feel generally inflamed, with more abdominal pains for a day or two. Chicken, however, makes me feel healthy, unless I get it fried and eat the breaded skin. Then I have the same symptoms as with pork.

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