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Old 07-21-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
Frank Menendez
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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)?
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-21-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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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".
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:20 PM   #6
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And cut back on the nuts and extra fat accordinly to compensate.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:24 PM   #7
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Try to find grass-fed beef - even better.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:31 PM   #8
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Frank, although I agree with Greg that saturated fat is healthy, you would be crazy to listen to us without investigating the matter yourself.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:32 PM   #9
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Very true.
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:33 PM   #10
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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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