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Old 09-12-2006, 06:54 AM   #1
Steve Melone
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Beef has not been a part of my diet for about three years. I am not a vegetarian, I just don't eat it. I eat a lot of chicken and fish. Does grass fed beef offer any benefit over chicken or fish???

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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If the chicken spent it's short lifespan in a cage being stuffed full of corn, and the fish was farm raised on a grain-based diet, then heck yeah. If the chicken was pastured, and fed a natural diet of insects and grass, and the fish was wild caught, then I'm not sure if it would be any BETTER than chicken or fish, but it certainly is pretty darn healthy. Grass fed (through the entire life cycle), free-range beef has a pretty favorable omega 6 to omega 3 ratio (about 3:1), as well as being one of the richest sources of CLA.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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Beef has more nutrients than chicken.
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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Beef is great source of iron, B-12, and zinc.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:07 AM   #5
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Beef. Lamb. It's what's for dinner. (Grass-fed of course!)

Chickens, from what I've observed and been told by the people who raise them, are filthy, unintelligent creatures that often eat their own feces. If one is what they eat, I'll have that as rarely as possible.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:33 AM   #6
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Rabbits eat their own feces because it is the only way they can digest certain necessary nutrients. Or so I read here... http://www.millbrook.org/ftpimages/8/download/download_group28_id73.pdf#search=% 22rabbits%20eat%20digest%20feces%22

If chickens do it too, I would bet it's either harmless or helpful.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:48 AM   #7
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Here is a good paper on grass fed beef, john robbins,who has positive things to say about grass-fed beef.
Please, lets stick to the subject of grass fed beef and overlook the few vegetarian comments.
http://www.foodrevolution.org/grassfedbeef.htm

From what I have been hearing the definition of grass fed beef is trying to get changed too, as long as the steer has had some time grazing, the beef can be labled grass fed. The last few months the steer can be fattened up on conventional feed and antibiotics. It can be still sold and labeled grass-fed beef. Has any body else heard of this?

I agree with garret 100% on eating chickens, they are a bad choice.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:20 PM   #8
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What's so bad about chickens? I'll concede that they are not as good as beef, but bad for you? Why?
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Old 09-14-2006, 02:37 PM   #9
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Ron - I run into this whenever I try to get groceries from the supermarket. It's all the USDA's fault, since it takes less effort (but studies have shown is less economical) to stuff as many cows into as little space as possible and feed them corn, hormones and anti-biotics. Shop at farmer's markets or from farms direct, it's a sure fire way to ensure you're getting quality product. Or move to Canada, where food quality standards are far superior to the US.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:41 PM   #10
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Yes, Ron, that's true. Wal-Mart and other corporations are leading the charge to lower organic and grass-fed standards.
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