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Why do some people not eat red meat?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 5:37 AM

They will eat all meats except for red meat?

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on February 10, 2013
at 06:59 PM

Point Taken but Five Guys Burgers with lettuce instead of a bun are an ocasional treat that rocks!

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on July 12, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I used to be vegan... Felt so tired. She does have adorable cats, and her crafts are pretty cute though. :)

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Heh. I had to go look that up, as I've never considered being a vegan. That lady has some really adorable cats. :)

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Cute and delicious is the name of a vegan blog :3

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

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on July 11, 2012
at 10:01 PM

I was totally being sarcastic. I'm aware. Ha, but thanks.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I always found it amusing, too. Duck is also red, and is often served red, yet it isn't classified as such in general.

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on July 11, 2012
at 04:45 PM

yeah that's it just like five guys and Mcdonalds are the healthiest places on earth to eat!

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on July 11, 2012
at 03:38 PM

Eating a lot of beef makes me feel like shit. I prefer fatty fish and chicken. Maybe I have some sort of beef allergy?

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on July 11, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Exactly! That's why eating lots and LOTS of whole grains and beans are essential for good health.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 11, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Exactly my situation. My body loves a good grass fed steak now :))

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on July 11, 2012
at 01:00 PM

aye that is constantly repeated by the vegetarian/vegans...

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Red meat is not red from blood, in fact blood is drained from the carcass during slaughter. What makes red meat red is the high amount of myoglobin, pork has a medium amount, and poultry very little. Myoglobin is also what makes the meat turn brown when cooked.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

holy hell, you made me laugh

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

I agree that sometimes when you step back things like this sound really funny: we refer to an animal's muscle meat by the color?! Kind of odd.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:32 PM

I almost never eat red meat. I prefer chicken, fish, and pork. I suppose it's because I feel it's easier for me to get good quality versions of chicken, fish, and pork than it is for good quality beef. supermarket beef really turns me off but I have no problems with the air-chilled semi-good quality chicken my super market carries for 4.99 per pound.

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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on July 11, 2012
at 06:08 AM

Because red meat is very high in cholesterol and saturated fat which give you heart disease and cancer. Duh.

81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on July 11, 2012
at 04:45 PM

yeah that's it just like five guys and Mcdonalds are the healthiest places on earth to eat!

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on July 11, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Exactly! That's why eating lots and LOTS of whole grains and beans are essential for good health.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on February 10, 2013
at 06:59 PM

Point Taken but Five Guys Burgers with lettuce instead of a bun are an ocasional treat that rocks!

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Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 11, 2012
at 07:11 AM

I think the expression "red meat" is amusing. In practice this pretty much only refers to cow products. Why dont people just say "beef" if thats what they mean?

Lamb is red, deer is red, moose is red, theres probably a load of other red coloured meats. Some of those like venison, are quite low in fats.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

I agree that sometimes when you step back things like this sound really funny: we refer to an animal's muscle meat by the color?! Kind of odd.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 11, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I always found it amusing, too. Duck is also red, and is often served red, yet it isn't classified as such in general.

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:05 PM

There is so much misinformation regarding red meat, mostly fat phobia. I've also heard some people seem to think red meat doesn't digest properly and just rots in your stomach. serious.

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on July 11, 2012
at 01:00 PM

aye that is constantly repeated by the vegetarian/vegans...

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54578cc6508b657cad1da21cdf76d74e

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

my grandfather said the reason he had lived to 90 was because he didn't eat red meat- for him pork was red meat, for others is isn't.

I think most who say they don't eat red meat mean, they only eat poultry and fish.

I also think the phrase, then the practice arose as a result of bad science and even worse media sensationalism

I just wrote about it last night,in my summary of the ethics and science of eating red meat http://www.paleoasis.com/2012/07/to-eat-or-not-to-eat-red-meat.html

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:52 PM

Because cows have cute faces and adorable big brown eyes and they moo like they mean it?

Not saying it's a good reason, but I know many people who won't eat them because they're cute. I say, "Cute AND delicious!" I personally won't eat any animal that I'm not willing to kill myself. So far, life has been tasty.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on July 11, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Cute and delicious is the name of a vegan blog :3

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on July 11, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Heh. I had to go look that up, as I've never considered being a vegan. That lady has some really adorable cats. :)

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on July 12, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I used to be vegan... Felt so tired. She does have adorable cats, and her crafts are pretty cute though. :)

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 11, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Most people who don't eat it do so because of ingrained stereotypes about red meat being unhealthy. They subcontiously lose a taste for it. My mother did that, even now that she is paleo, she almost never eats beef. And sadly to, because good grass fed red meat is a nutritios powerhouse to even the best pastured chickens out there. Ruminants are better and converting nutrients and storing them in the meat and fat than are birds.

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on July 11, 2012
at 01:03 PM

I didn't eat it for 15 years, because I was young and impressionable when the nutrition advice was that red meat was bad for people - it would cause cancer, it made people fat, etc. So I let that infiltrate my mind and stopped eating it for 15 years. So happy to be eating it again!

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on July 11, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Exactly my situation. My body loves a good grass fed steak now :))

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Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

on July 11, 2012
at 06:50 AM

Because red meat is the only meat with blood. Duh.

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9

(1956)

on July 11, 2012
at 12:40 PM

Red meat is not red from blood, in fact blood is drained from the carcass during slaughter. What makes red meat red is the high amount of myoglobin, pork has a medium amount, and poultry very little. Myoglobin is also what makes the meat turn brown when cooked.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 11, 2012
at 12:33 PM

holy hell, you made me laugh

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on July 11, 2012
at 10:01 PM

I was totally being sarcastic. I'm aware. Ha, but thanks.

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on February 10, 2013
at 06:15 PM

Umm....pork is red meat. So if you say you don't eat red meat only chicken fish and pork hen that's wrong

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on July 11, 2012
at 12:03 PM

allergic to beef!

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