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Poultry farmed chicken vs no chicken?

Commented on February 20, 2013
Created February 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Living as a college student in India with no options for choosing my meals. Given the option of eating farmed chicken vs no chicken (only eggs(farmed)) ? What is better? Almost everyone I know is either vegetarian or eats chicken only once a week. Is it safe to eat farmed chicken 4-5 times a week?

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on February 20, 2013
at 03:28 PM

In your case, yes, that is probably the best choice you can make. I would take extra care to make sure you are getting good fats (good butter, EVOO, coconut oil, avocados, etc) if you possibly can. The eggs are a **great** addition, given your restrictions.

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on February 20, 2013
at 03:14 PM

Would you say that it's still beneficial to eat farmed chicken 3 times a week rather than not eating any chicken at all? The benefits outweigh the negatives!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:55 PM

A total lipid level of 177 is fine (if not on the low side), and LDL 130, HDL 47 is okay, but the HDL could be higher. Honestly, it sounds like you're doing okay, given your limited options.

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I do get fish and goat each once a week. Organic , free range , high-quality meat is impossible inside university. I do eat 8-10 eggs per day to reach 1 gm/lb protein intake. I also eat all the yolks. Is it anything to worry about. My LDL is 130 and HDL is HDL is 47 if that matters?

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:21 PM

4-5 times a week is probably too much. However, given your limited choices, I would raise my usual suggestion of "once a week" to at most "three times a week." If you do so, I would take special care to fill to void with any fish you can find (IIRC, India has some fantastic fish options, and even things like fermented fish!). And of course, take any chance you can get to get some ruminant meat into you -- cows are extremely unlikely there, but goat should be readily available (depending on what region you are in).

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 20, 2013
at 02:55 PM

A total lipid level of 177 is fine (if not on the low side), and LDL 130, HDL 47 is okay, but the HDL could be higher. Honestly, it sounds like you're doing okay, given your limited options.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 20, 2013
at 03:28 PM

In your case, yes, that is probably the best choice you can make. I would take extra care to make sure you are getting good fats (good butter, EVOO, coconut oil, avocados, etc) if you possibly can. The eggs are a **great** addition, given your restrictions.

45c045a489856aba7503d9dc6def129f

on February 20, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I do get fish and goat each once a week. Organic , free range , high-quality meat is impossible inside university. I do eat 8-10 eggs per day to reach 1 gm/lb protein intake. I also eat all the yolks. Is it anything to worry about. My LDL is 130 and HDL is HDL is 47 if that matters?

45c045a489856aba7503d9dc6def129f

on February 20, 2013
at 03:14 PM

Would you say that it's still beneficial to eat farmed chicken 3 times a week rather than not eating any chicken at all? The benefits outweigh the negatives!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Yes so long as you practice safe storage and cooking practices, keep the chicken in the fridge, make sure it is thoroughly cooked.

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