Main reason I ask this is after answering another question similar to this on this site seems as though everybody seems to think meat is the only source of protein and iron and with out it you will die. I agree whole hearted that there are benefits to eating meat but in terms of quality of diet meat is one of the lowest forms of nutrition for human beings. For example upon eating cooked meat, when it enters the stomach it is meet by white blood cells as the body believes it is a foreign invader unlike plant material, protein intake has a massive affect of cancers ability to replicate but ONLY animal based proteins. This has been proven in both rats and mice (sources being dr bass and the book The China Study the biggest nutritional study of nutrition ever done ISBN 978-1-932100-66-2) in terms of human design the only aspect of our body designed for meat consumption is our K9 teeth our intestines are designed for plant based material. In that sense we are a hybrid, omnivore teeth and vegetarian insides. Meats a big Business it is highly promoted. the disadvantages of drinking cows milk (excluding the stupidity of drinking an animal so differents milk) are well documented but again its big money but that’s a different thing altogether i suppose. Anyway after than rant the point of the question is to try and figure out why all you 13 year old americans seem to think that meat is so important in your diet! (No offense meant by that) Who ever gives the best answer in terms of researched and makes their point well whether for or against will get best answer. Should be interesting 😀
The answer is they’re right, meat is important in any diet. The proteins in soy and beans and such arn’t filled with all the essential amino acids the body needs for healthy muscle, hair, skin, etc. If you have to be a vegetarian you should pick up a why isolate protein supplement.
To go on with meat being important so other benefits of meat to someone who is trying to grow is the importance of cholesteral in hormone production. The cholesteral we get from meats help produce hormoones which are absolutely needed for growth, wheather it getting taller or stronger.
Also fat from meats ARE in fact important to a healthy diet, though in moderation. It’s excepted that we should get 25-30% of our caloric intake from fat split between saturated fat (the meats in out diets and eggs) monosaturated (nuts, fish oil) and polysaturated (olive oil). So thats about 8-10 percent of calories from saturated fats you need to get from meats.
Sorry if I don’t include any sources, I’ve been doing research on healthy eating and weight trianing all my life and it would be a bother to find all my sources again. I don’t expect to get best answer but I do hope you don’t give of meats for good. Also in college I read a couple of articles that claim our habit of eating meat was what gave us the ability to evolve to our current state of intellect. Can’t know for sure though
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Can anyone explain to me the quality, taste, cost etc. of different types of steak? I don’t really know anything about meat quality, but I want to get the highest quality steak (for a reasonable price) for my dad’s birthday. I’m looking at Omaha Steaks and I just realized I have no idea what to look for! What would you recommend and why? Also, what would be the most impressive?
My dad loves to cook and barbecue, but he’s cheap so I’m ordering him expensive marinated meat– so no restaurant recommendations please! 🙂
I want to know about:
1) Filet Mignon
2) Prime Rib
5) Strip Steak
If he likes his steaks well-done, you may want to stick with the Rib-eye; it has a higher fat content therefore will retain more moisture and flavor. If he is eating his steak at a medium or more rare doneness then I would recommend the Filet Mignon or Porterhouse (most expensive, readily available cuts). I personally think Porterhouse has more flavor and a good combination of meat with the bone-in and you get a piece of Filet Mignon on one side of the bone and a Strip Steak on the other side of the bone ( I save the super tender Filet side to eat last). So obviously, a more economical but still yummy steak is a Strip Steak. Rib-eye, T-bone and Sirloin are OK and just a note on Prime Rib; cooking time would be a good bit longer (larger cut of meat) and is generally served with a very pink center (rare to med rare) if that is a concern for his meat-eating preferences
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You don’t have to be a lover of the outdoors to appreciate the beauty of castiron cooking equipment. You do have to love the idea that your oven is strong, durable and high quality. If you are serious about the outdoors then you should investigate the variety of fantastic castiron cooking equipment that can be bought. Anyone who likes to go camping will definitely be enthusiastic about a cast iron double burner propane stove. You can cook virtually anything on this stove ranging from water for your coffee to steak for your dinner. It is a really economical way to cook and only needs so little to power it. So if you keen on the great outdoors this is an essentiial.
For those who love to cook outside or on camping trips then the Dutch oven is the perfect choice. Wherever you are, if its outside, then Dutch oven can be used to cook a whole variety of delicious meals. You don’t have to be limited to just grilled meats you can really achieve quite a spread including meatloaf, turkey, corn bread and even pineapple upside down cake, the list is endless, and the results are great. The beauty of cooking on a Dutch oven is that it is simple and fast and is ideally suited to cooking for many.
There are two very good reasons why cast iron cooking equipment works so well. First of all it is durable and made of the best quality material, therefore its not likely to break easily, if ever. Secondly, the results achieved from cooking food on cast iron equipment are amazing. Though the stove takes time to reach the required temperature,but once it has it stays at that heat so all your food is cooked evenly. Because the Dutch oven retains its maximum temperature you can use it to keep any prepared food for later, for example when preparing in advance for a dinner party or if you need to keep food warm for any member of the household who is working late and you want them to enjoy a hot meal without it being overcooked.
The Dutch Oven and the castiron double burner propane stoves are just two types of cast iron cooking equipment. There are lots to choose from. One piece of equipment you can use both indoors and outside is the cast iron reversible griddle. As its name suggests you can use both sides. One side is smooth and the other side is rigded. You can use it by placing it directly onto the oven burners. It really is worthwile to consider making the cast iron reversible griddle part of your cast iron cooking equipment.
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