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8 Ridiculous Myths About Eating Meat
Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2014 | KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION

Posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind

There is a lot of nonsense in nutrition. One of the worst examples is the constant propaganda against meat consumption.

Here are 8 ridiculous myths about meat consumption and health.

1. Meat Rots in Your Colon

Some people claim that meat doesn’t get digested properly and “rots” in your colon.

This is absolute nonsense, probably invented by dishonest vegans in order to scare people away from eating meat.

What happens when we eat meat, is that it gets broken down by stomach acid and digestive enzymes. In the small intestine, the proteins are broken down into amino acids and the fats are broken down into fatty acids.

After that, they get absorbed over the digestive wall and into the bloodstream. There’s nothing left to “rot” in your colon.If you want to know what really “rots” in your colon, it’s indigestible plant matter (fiber)… from vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.

The human digestive system doesn’t have the enzymes necessary to break downfiber, which is why it travels all the way to the colon. There, it gets fermented (rots) by the friendly bacteria in the intestine, which turn it into nutrients and beneficial compounds like the short-chain fatty acid butyrate (1).

This is what keeps the friendly bacteria alive and many studies are showing that feeding these bacteria properly is incredibly important for optimal health (2, 3). So, meat doesn’t rot in the colon. Plants do… and this is actually a good thing.

Bottom Line: The nutrients in meat are broken down and absorbed way before they reach the colon. However, fiber from plants does ferment (“rot”) in the colon, which is actually a good thing as it feeds the friendly bacteria.

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TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: health; meat; myths
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1 posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

One more big myth I would like to explode: Organic foods are healthier than non organic foods. Wrong! Just more expensive.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 10:46:37 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

Never met a healthy looking vegan. They all look sickly.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 10:47:41 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

That reminds me...

Any FReeper out there have any good recipes for buffalo steak?


4 posted on 02/27/2014 10:49:49 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yes, I’ve noticed that too.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 10:50:50 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

There are more organic foods sold in the US than are produced. :-)


6 posted on 02/27/2014 10:51:09 AM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: no-to-illegals
Never met a healthy looking vegan. They all look sickly.

This man don't look sickly to me... (maybe he's cheating )

7 posted on 02/27/2014 10:52:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: no-to-illegals

Sums it up nicely:
http://www.gocomics.com/bc/2014/02/26#.Uw-Jh7TwJg8


8 posted on 02/27/2014 10:52:35 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
RE: Organic foods are healthier than non organic foods.

You mean the entire premise of this business is a scam?

9 posted on 02/27/2014 10:54:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Article author: Ron Swanson

From the Ron Swanson grilling website:
“If you are hungry for more food after you finish eating your meat, then grill more meat. Do not resort to vegetables.”

http://www.ronswansongrill.com/index.shtml

10 posted on 02/27/2014 10:55:02 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: SeekAndFind

Beans


11 posted on 02/27/2014 10:55:04 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: RandallFlagg
Take one buffalo.

Slice into steaks about half inch thick.

Rub with raw garlic, salt and pepper.

Slap on a screaming hot seasoned black iron grill.

Wait one minute.

Flip.

Wait another minute.

Remove.

Eat.

12 posted on 02/27/2014 10:55:38 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a REASON the nickname for the place is “Whole Paycheck”!


13 posted on 02/27/2014 10:58:02 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: FReepers

FR To The Finish Line!

14 posted on 02/27/2014 10:58:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I met an organic farmer a year ago. He said that what the government considers and labels “organic” is a joke. He said they don’t know what the term means and all sorts of crap passes as “organic”.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 11:00:22 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: hoagy62
There is a REASON the nickname for the place is “Whole Paycheck”!

Maybe so, but they have some of the best New York steaks anywhere. Fantastic for grilling.

16 posted on 02/27/2014 11:00:32 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SeekAndFind
This man don't look sickly to me... (maybe he's cheating )

If by cheating you mean, eating human placenta, then, yes he is cheating.

17 posted on 02/27/2014 11:01:05 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Barry in there decreeing lower arugula prices?


18 posted on 02/27/2014 11:02:27 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A thetan vegan?


19 posted on 02/27/2014 11:03:41 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: no-to-illegals

That’s the internal ugliness of liberalism seeping out.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 11:06:21 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The biggest problem with meat consumption in (at least) the U.S. is the the final product is so bastardized from its natural state I do not consider it healthy.

We feed dead & diseased animals, along with their manure, to other animals (who, themselves, are not normally meat-eaters, to boot).

We pump livestock and/or poultry full of antibiotics, growth hormones, anti-parasitic drugs & other fun stuff.

We add bleach (among other chemicals) to store-bought beef, poultry & fish to make it look prettier.

I could go on.

21 posted on 02/27/2014 11:08:07 AM PST by gdani
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

You will find black pepper is better to put on a steak after it is cooked and rested. The high heat used to cook a steak can make the pepper bitter.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 11:08:26 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just slap an organic sticker on something and charge double the usual price. What a BRILLIANT scam. The same type of people who think they are helping the environment by driving Priuses have fallen for it hook, line, an sinker.

Unfortunately my wife loves Whole Foods and my niece works there as well. Fortunately we do our big grocery shoppings at other more affordable supermarkets. But to appease my wife we still go there often for a few items here and there. The Whole Foods in our area is a huge gathering place for liberals. I feel like I’m in Democrat Party HQ when I’m in there. One thing I do like is all of the free samples they have in there. Liberals do believe in the free lunch concept.

I love all of these people covered from head to toe with tattooes and piercings thinking they are living healthy lifestyles.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 11:10:22 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: no-to-illegals

I know at least 3 in my team at work. They’re all quite healthy. One guy reported curing a whole bunch of health problems by going vegetarian and the other two are girls - have no problem maintaining the same weight. They both look younger than they are.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 11:11:59 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: RandallFlagg

“Any FReeper out there have any good recipes for buffalo steak?”

Yup, have a farm near us that sells it. We simply plop a nice ribeye on the grill with lemon pepper and cook to medium rare. It doesn’t need anything else! Delicious.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 11:13:57 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: SeekAndFind
Strangely enough, meat is often blamed for Western diseases like heart disease and type 2 Diabetes. Heart disease didn’t become a problem until the early 20th century and type 2 diabetes only a few decades ago...These diseases are new… but meat is an old food.

True enough. But till recently financial considerations made meat a relatively unusual food for most people.

Only the nobility and wealthy ate large amounts of meat, historically speaking.

So they might want to study, if they can, the rates of heart disease in the wealthy vs. most people in the past.

Also, diabetes is not a new disease. Hippocrates and Galen described it quite accurately, though of course they didn't understand the cause.

26 posted on 02/27/2014 11:15:40 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
One chef's tip - it's lots less trouble if it's a dead buffalo.
27 posted on 02/27/2014 11:17:25 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hey look, Johnny! A recipe for a Buffalo! Do you think you could downsize your Wooly Mammoth recipe for this?


28 posted on 02/27/2014 11:17:45 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Vegans are monsters.

Animals can move about, plants can not.

Vegans rip plants from Gaia's womb.

Vegans are monsters.


(that's my haiku for the day)

29 posted on 02/27/2014 11:18:39 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: knittnmom

I agree ... A Grand Explanation of the results of being a Vegan.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 11:24:01 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

makeup and photoshop


31 posted on 02/27/2014 11:26:18 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reading this on my lunch break while eating a giant rack of ribs leftover from mine and the miss’s supper last night. It was good last night and its good again today.

..although I probably shouldn’t ate that last bite.

Oh man, I’m sleepy.......


32 posted on 02/27/2014 11:27:00 AM PST by envisio (It's on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Billthedrill
"fresh"
fresh buffalo tartar, on the gallop/hoof

33 posted on 02/27/2014 11:30:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: RandallFlagg

“That reminds me...

Any FReeper out there have any good recipes for buffalo steak?”

Rub it with olive oil, salt and pepper and on the grill.

Make rosemary potatoes with it and string beans almandine.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 11:31:05 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

marinate three days in whole milk and Italian dressing prior to grilling


35 posted on 02/27/2014 11:36:56 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

About once every couple years when I’m in the city, I’ll drive by Whole Foods just to see the sights.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 11:37:00 AM PST by bgill
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To: DJ MacWoW

exactly.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 11:37:47 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: skinkinthegrass

Yeah, the Comanche used to hunt the buggers from horseback with a 14-foot spear. That’s how I know I’m not Comanche.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 11:38:22 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s one of them hipster vegans here at work.
I asked him if he wanted a bite of my burger. He is not the kind of ‘in-your-face’ vegan like some. He knows I know the answer to that question but he plays along anyway.

(But I could see the look in his eyes - he wanted to answer ‘yes. yes I do.’)

It is a horrible existance. It sucks. WHY? Why do that? Why do something you hate and then pretend to like it to be trendy and hipster? Admit it. You hate it. It sucks!

Most vegans do it simply because its hipster to do it. Its in style and they make every attempt to make sure EVERYONE knows it.
I never bring up in casual conversation that I eat meat. Most vegans tell you twenty five times in the first 5 seconds of knowing them. And you are supposed to say something like, “oh thats cool”. They will not stop until you respond positively and tell them how upworldly trendy they are.

The Old saying = How can you tell a person is a vegan? You don’t have to. He will tell you. ...and your friends, and your friends’ friends, and anyone in earshot over and over and over again.


39 posted on 02/27/2014 11:39:10 AM PST by envisio (It's on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: RandallFlagg

Cook it just like bald eagle.


40 posted on 02/27/2014 11:39:13 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Ingtar; Harmless Teddy Bear
You will find black pepper is better to put on a steak after it is cooked and rested

Yep. I never season meat before grilling.

@ Harmless Teddy Bear: your method is great for producing wonderful rare buffalo steaks, but for medium or well done, cook over medium hot and turn that sucker over and over like a human rotisserie. Don't let the juices rise up and fall into the fire.

41 posted on 02/27/2014 11:39:22 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: nesnah

HEB is advertizing artisan lettuce this week. Really? Artisan lettuce???

42 posted on 02/27/2014 11:41:28 AM PST by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

i can’t help it... i love Whole Foods Market... i would like to work there some day... (when i am done schooling my sons) :)


43 posted on 02/27/2014 11:42:04 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: no-to-illegals
makeup and photoshop

i am no fan, but the guy is in good shape...

44 posted on 02/27/2014 11:44:29 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

gee ... my apologies.


45 posted on 02/27/2014 11:45:57 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Billthedrill
I've ridden a (barebacked) std. breed horse, w/ an 14' spear..welllll?

46 posted on 02/27/2014 11:49:47 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nesnah

I knew a spec ed teacher who was all into organic this and organic that so her kids would grow up healthy. She also believed in breast feeding while drunk and couldn’t understand why the baby was lethargic the next morning.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by bgill
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To: no-to-illegals
gee ... my apologies.

for what?

48 posted on 02/27/2014 11:56:41 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

After a month on Organic meats, produce and dairy, you really do feel like crap after reverting back to say a big supermarket non-organic foods.

GMO and hormone pumped Chicken breasts are the worst after going organic. they’re large and fibrous and leathery.

Leafy vegetables often have a slight chemical ‘off taste’ and kinda rot without showing exterior signs of rot.


49 posted on 02/27/2014 11:56:42 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Billthedrill
One chef's tip - it's lots less trouble if it's a dead buffalo.

Some people have no sense of adventure.

:sniff:

50 posted on 02/27/2014 11:57:11 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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