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Frank Menendez 07-21-2006 10:35 AM

I'm a little confused as of what you guys mean by "animal fats"?

Does it mean I should stop buying the "extra lean" meats and go with just "lean", to get a little fat from the meats (mostly saturated no)?

Neal Winkler 07-21-2006 11:16 AM

Animal fat is the fat in animal products. I don't quite comprehend what your saying though, are you trying to get more fat or less fat?

Greg Battaglia 07-21-2006 11:36 AM

To save my fingers, and make a long story short, animal fats have never been shown to cause any disease. In fact, they contain fat-soluble vitamins, healthy saturated fats (yes I said healthy!) that help absorb nutrients and maintain healthy bones, and tend to be more appetite supressing and are more palatable than plant fats. Short answer: eat fatty cuts of meat.

Frank Menendez 07-21-2006 11:50 AM

My question is whether when buying Ground beef for example, I should get "extra lean", "lean", or the regular kind. I've grown accustomed to buying "extra lean" but after what Greg said and what I read in previous posts, It mightb e more benefical to buy "lean". Is that so?

Greg Battaglia 07-21-2006 12:00 PM

Yes, it would be better to buy "lean" instead of "extra lean". However, it would be even better to buy "regular" than to buy "lean".

Frank Menendez 07-21-2006 12:20 PM

And cut back on the nuts and extra fat accordinly to compensate.

Paul Symes 07-21-2006 12:24 PM

Try to find grass-fed beef - even better.

Neal Winkler 07-21-2006 12:31 PM

Frank, although I agree with Greg that saturated fat is healthy, you would be crazy to listen to us without investigating the matter yourself.

Greg Battaglia 07-21-2006 12:32 PM

Very true.

Frank Menendez 07-21-2006 12:33 PM

I agree, but so far... most of the recommendations on this site have made me an overall healthier and stronger person :-)


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