Skip to comments.8 Ridiculous Myths About Eating Meat
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 doesnt 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. Theres nothing left to rot in your colon.If you want to know what really rots in your colon, its indigestible plant matter (fiber) from vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.
The human digestive system doesnt 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 doesnt 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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One more big myth I would like to explode: Organic foods are healthier than non organic foods. Wrong! Just more expensive.
Never met a healthy looking vegan. They all look sickly.
That reminds me...
Any FReeper out there have any good recipes for buffalo steak?
Yes, I’ve noticed that too.
There are more organic foods sold in the US than are produced. :-)
Sums it up nicely:
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.”
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.
Wait another minute.
There is a REASON the nickname for the place is “Whole Paycheck”!
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”.
Maybe so, but they have some of the best New York steaks anywhere. Fantastic for grilling.
If by cheating you mean, eating human placenta, then, yes he is cheating.
Is Barry in there decreeing lower arugula prices?
A thetan vegan?
That’s the internal ugliness of liberalism seeping out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Hey look, Johnny! A recipe for a Buffalo! Do you think you could downsize your Wooly Mammoth recipe for this?
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)
I agree ... A Grand Explanation of the results of being a Vegan.
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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.......
“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.
marinate three days in whole milk and Italian dressing prior to grilling
About once every couple years when I’m in the city, I’ll drive by Whole Foods just to see the sights.
Yeah, the Comanche used to hunt the buggers from horseback with a 14-foot spear. That’s how I know I’m not Comanche.
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.
Cook it just like bald eagle.
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.
HEB is advertizing artisan lettuce this week. Really? Artisan lettuce???
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) :)
i am no fan, but the guy is in good shape...
gee ... my apologies.
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.
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.
Some people have no sense of adventure.