Let’s face it…the diet dictocrats are hard at work trying to ban meat from your diet.
They tell you red meat causes heart disease, meat makes you fat, meat gives you cancer…meat is murder. The disinformation campaign is very powerful. You almost feel that emotion of, “Oh, eat less meat. Yes, that does seem so healthy…”
A diet is a fledgling science. We thought we knew things that later turned out to be wrong. Nutritionists thought they were doing the right thing by telling everyone to remove all meat from your diet.
So it’s not your fault if you believe them…even though some how deep down you probably crave that delicious piece of pork, or chicken, or a juicy steak.
The reason we love the benefits of eating meat is because it’s such a perfect food. You can eat only meat and fat, and you’d be perfectly healthy. Your body can make all the carbs you need from the protein.
In fact, did you know that your daily requirement of carbohydrates is zero? You don’t need them. But you can’t live without the essential amino acids your body can’t produce, and the only place to get all of them is meat.
Protein is the reason our brains evolved into the supercomputers they are. And as we evolved by eating meat, our bodies were lean, hearts sturdy and our brains became more dynamic.
Today, corn and grains have migrated into modern culture. Nutritionists tell you to replace meat with them. And our health changed for the worse.
As we replaced high-quality animal protein and fat with a low-fat, high-carb diet, we began the largest epidemic the world has ever known, which is still upon us and getting worse every day.
The protein ate for thousands of years is now in short supply in our diets. And the meat we have comes from an entirely foreign, new source. We created it by feeding the animals grains and soy, and pumped them full of hormones and antibiotics to keep them alive.
Even the fat they try to feed us is fake. Manufacturers introduced man-made substitutes such as shortening and margarine.
How do these stack up? More like plastic than food. Manufacturers heat assorted vegetable oils to extremely high temperatures to change their molecular structure. Then, they add nickel or aluminum and hydrogen atoms to make it a solid mass.
Of course, then you need deodorants and dyes to mask the awful odor and ugly gray color. Plus some chemicals and preservatives to prevent this rancid oil from rotting.
The fake stuff has proven to be horrible for your health. These products are not natural, and their ingredients don’t fit your body chemistry.
Your body needs real, healthy fat like you get from unadulterated meat to survive. The good fats help keep your mind sharp and your body strong and disease free.
Here are just a few of the many benefits you get from natural fat:
- More energy
- Better heart health
- Sharper memory, mental focus and brainpower
- Better eyesight and a lower risk for macular degeneration
- Better skin and healthier hair
- Anti-inflammatory protection from arthritis
In fact, your heart is covered with a layer of “animal fat” that it uses as an energy booster during times of stress.
No, you need the benefits of eating meat to survive…
But for your best health, you should eat the purest, cleanest meat you can get.
Most commercial growers fatten their cattle as quickly as possible by feeding them cheap grain and “feedstuff.”
This can include an unsavory combination of grain, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, cement dust, candy, animal manure, cardboard’s, nut shells, feathers, and meat scraps.1
Not surprisingly, studies have found that the more grass cattle ate, the more nutritious their beef became.2 If you can’t find free-farmed foods in your local supermarket, buy them from a private farmer. You can find a comprehensive list of farmers at www.eatwild.com.
Benefits of Eating Meat: Grass Fed vs. Hormone Free
When you do go shopping, look for “grass fed” or “free farmed” on meat labels. Free-farmed products remain on pasture from birth to market. Cattle raised this way consume a natural diet of grasses and legumes of their choosing.
The terms “free-roaming” and “hormone free” often lead to misunderstanding. “Hormone free” and “antibiotic free” only guarantee that the meat or poultry products had undetectable levels of hormones and antibiotics at the time of slaughter or processing.
This claim does not mean that the grower never injected the animal or fed it hormones or antibiotics throughout its life.
The term “free range” means an animal had daily access to the outdoors for a period determined by the manufacturer. Food producers can make this claim if they opened a door to the outside for just a few minutes a day, whether or not an animal went outside to roam the range.
Grass-fed beef isn’t your only option. You should try eating as many different types of grass-fed animal protein as you can.
Here’s chart of the protein (and fat) content of some popular meats:
|Based on 3½ ounces||Beef||Pork||Buffalo||Venison||Salmon|
Of course, one thing to keep in mind is that you should eat more superfoods, and keep your pH balanced, eat pure clean foods and feel good about yourself … but no one’s perfect.
1. Robinson J. Why Grass fed Is Best. Vashon Island Press: WA 2000, p. 10.
2. French P, Stanton C, Lawless F, et al. “Fatty acid composition, including conjugated linoleic acid, of intramuscular fat from steers offered grazed grass, grass silage, or concentrate-based diets.” Journal of Animal Science. 2000 Nov; 78(11):2849–2855.