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Old 06-08-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
Garth Reed
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I was recently talking with a guy who said that he eats his meats as raw as possible because of the benefit he gets from the enzymes that remain from the meat not being cooked. Personally I prefer my meat to be rare but raw? Yikes! Outside of getting some bacterial disease, is anyone eating raw meat and does anyone know more about this enzyme business?
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but from what I understand, you can actually eat most deep tissue meats (aka not ground beef) raw, because they were muscle tissues, and the way they're cut they don't typically get bacteria in them. That's not to say that if they're cross contaminated at some point, or sit out for a long time, that they'll still be ok.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:35 PM   #3
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what enzymes are provided and specifically what do they do? Sounds like more new age BS to me. Cows eat grass. So I guess they have enzymes that help them digest grass. I don't see why we would need them.

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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I am not an expert and I have done very little research on this but I would assume our ancestors ate most of their meats fairly raw. I feel the more natural something is, the better for you it probably is. I just go with rare on my meats.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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Your ancestors also lived a fraction of your (hopeful) lifespan. Don't get too uncritical with the Paleo assumptions.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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"Your ancestors also lived a fraction of your (hopeful) lifespan. Don't get too uncritical with the Paleo assumptions."

And from current research, they suffered much less chronic disease (which starts at a young age).
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:24 AM   #7
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not quite sure on this subject, and i will look into it, but just wanted to make a reply to charlie.

any enzymes found in meat(muscles) would have something to do with muscle function..
grass digesting enzymes would be far more likley found in the digestive system.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:45 AM   #8
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found this very quickly on wikipedia, outlines the many functions of enzymes in living things..
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme#Biological_function

seems to me from this that the enzymes found in meat would be a good thing to consume, assuming:

-the exact same enzymes are used by humans/cows muscles.. (doesnt seem to far fetched, i would imagine muscles function pretty much exactly the same among all mammels)

-the enzymes are still present by the time the animal is killed, hung, butchered, shipped, chilled and finally eaten.

-the enzymes not only survive your digestive system, but find their way/are transported to the correct cells of your body.


try it, but be safe.. food poisoning can really mess you up. maybe try and get in touch with DR G about it, im sure i remember him talking about eating raw meat regulaly in the past.
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