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Old 03-13-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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question about meat and dairy protein

I am under the assumption that the quality of protein in grassfed vs. grain/corn fed beef,dairy is the same but the fat profile is different. So, for instance, if grassfed beef is not available, the next best thing would be to have the leanest cut of beef from a grainfed cow and supplement with healthy fat. In the same light, if I like yogurt, and yogurt from a grassfed cow is not available, then fat free yogurt supplemented with a healthy fat(i.e. almonds) is healthier than full fat yogurt from a grain fed cow. I am asking this question because I like fage greek yogurt and I don't know if I should be eating the full fat one or fat free and supplement with nuts.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

I'd go full fat.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:00 AM   #3
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

but fage greek yogurt is not from a grassfed cow so isn't the full fat unhealthy(i.e. high ratio of omega-6 fa) vs. fat free with almonds added?
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:16 AM   #4
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

The quality of meat and dairy goes in this order.

Grassfed/free range.
Grassfed, grain finished.
Organic.
Everything else.

The higher the quality the better the fat and the more of said fat I would eat. The lower the quality the less fat I would eat.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:36 AM   #5
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

so getting back to my original question, in deciding which Fage(not grassfed) greek yogurt to buy, I'm better off with 0% and adding almonds vs. full fat
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:02 AM   #6
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

Why would you feel compelled to consume fat with your yogurt? In other words, eat the yogurt and get your fat with some other meal.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:06 AM   #7
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

My experience with Fage is that the 2% fat tastes a hell of a lot better then the fat free. Local store doesn't carry the full fat.

My opinion is I'm not going to worry about it too much when it comes to my Greek Yogurt.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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Re: question about meat and dairy protein

Fat free is more processed than full fat (except with milk, they are both processed). I make it a rul to not eat anything that has the fat removed. If you want less fat, eat something that naturally has less fat.

To be asking a question like this, your diet had better be perfect otherwise.
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