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What is the best meat?

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Created June 05, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Sorry to ask two questions in a row but What is the best meat to eat? What meat do you get more from?

Some say fish and others beef. What do you all think?

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

i love pork but grain-fed pork and lard is pretty nasty...

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

lol wishy washy answer

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 14, 2011
at 08:37 PM

u dont need that much polyunsaturated fats, even if they are EFA's. A significant portion or few portions a week is good enough

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Right...it's a technical distinction, but the specificity of the term is very important to us Paleo folks! :-)

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:55 PM

You're exactly right Paul. Some beef are grass fed and grain finished to fatten them up. This destroys the fatty acid profile. Some beef is labeled "grass-fed" even though the beef are grain finished and thus not even close to as healthful as the beef could have been. Grass finished implies that the beef has never been fed grain.

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on June 06, 2011
at 07:46 AM

Indeed and be seasonal, some fishes are only available during summer, wild game more in autumn and winter. I noticed i eat more fish during summer. But then its the salmon season and i love local salmon :) Only time of year to get really good salmon.

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:03 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain* -finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:02 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain*-finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:01 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain*-finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

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on June 06, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Did you mean grass-fed, rather than grass-finished? Grass-finished meats are still fed grains, soy, and other undesirable chow until they near the time for slaughter.

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on June 06, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Best meat is wild Canadian Elk. Unreal amount of omega three's

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on June 05, 2011
at 09:58 PM

The best meat to eat is the one you love to eat. Too many people hang themselves in the search for perfection or finding "the best" and end up making themselves miserable. Eat the meat that you love and try to get some variety. Grass fed beef is probably king in the paleo world but don't eat it unless you enjoy eating it or can find a way to enjoy eating it.

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

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on November 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

i love pork but grain-fed pork and lard is pretty nasty...

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 05, 2011
at 10:57 PM

i try and switch it up a lot. wild and crazy.

pry my crustaceans from my cold, dead hands!

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on June 05, 2011
at 09:40 PM

The best meat? Whatever's on your plate! (I was going to say "whatever's in your mouth" but thought it unwise)

Seriously though, I think that meat from ungulates (grazing animals) is the number one best choice. Especially when you can get some primo grass-finished cuts that haven't been stripped of all of their fat. Beef, bison, elk, deer, etc.

Second would have to be pigs, the wilder the better.

Thirds is a tie between fish and fowl.

Fourth crustaceans and other little critters.

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on June 05, 2011
at 11:11 PM

Variety is the spice of life!

There is no "best" as your health needs change with your lifestyle. Your body will tell you what it wants, so listen to your cravings, they are there for a reason.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on June 06, 2011
at 07:46 AM

Indeed and be seasonal, some fishes are only available during summer, wild game more in autumn and winter. I noticed i eat more fish during summer. But then its the salmon season and i love local salmon :) Only time of year to get really good salmon.

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

(1074)

on November 14, 2011
at 08:38 PM

lol wishy washy answer

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E7320c552ab7453d2ff45d4be79f6b50

on June 05, 2011
at 10:29 PM

It doesn't really matter which meat is the "best". Variety is the spice of life. Eat lots of Fish, lots of Grass-Finished Beef, and some pork etc.....eat any meat, as long as it's not processed. If you only ate ONE type of meat, no matter how nutritious it seems on paper, eating nothing BUT that meat would not be optimal to health. Be diverse.

A387199898dd4f2e108df042046cfbd1

(60)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Did you mean grass-fed, rather than grass-finished? Grass-finished meats are still fed grains, soy, and other undesirable chow until they near the time for slaughter.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 06, 2011
at 06:01 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain*-finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

Fe87afa634afe26f4f6fd956abe0b46a

(565)

on June 06, 2011
at 01:55 PM

You're exactly right Paul. Some beef are grass fed and grain finished to fatten them up. This destroys the fatty acid profile. Some beef is labeled "grass-fed" even though the beef are grain finished and thus not even close to as healthful as the beef could have been. Grass finished implies that the beef has never been fed grain.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 06, 2011
at 06:02 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain*-finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 06, 2011
at 06:03 AM

I think that when people say grass-finished they mean that the animal has been pastured the whole time. The term has contrast power because it is often the case that animals who eat grass for most of their lives are *grain* -finished for a little extra fattiness. So when you say grass-finished it means grass-fed most of their lives *and* grass-fed in the last few weeks of their lives, when grain-finished animals are being fed grains. I don't think it ever happens that animals are fed grains most of their lives and then grass for the last few weeks. Or at least that sounds odd to me.

E7320c552ab7453d2ff45d4be79f6b50

on June 07, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Right...it's a technical distinction, but the specificity of the term is very important to us Paleo folks! :-)

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on June 05, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Beef, although some will disagree I think so.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on June 06, 2011
at 05:18 AM

I say fatty large fish, if you eat its liver and roe too. So whatever is in season. I dont think there is many things more nutritious than fish roe, but its quite expencive if you buy it separately, whole fish and you get it for free :)

Cc69a51b427eaad36251cce9dcca4d3a

(1074)

on November 14, 2011
at 08:37 PM

u dont need that much polyunsaturated fats, even if they are EFA's. A significant portion or few portions a week is good enough

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