Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Grass Fed Beef - The Test Results Do Not Look Good!

1.  Any Paleolithic humans who engaged in nutritionally motivated hunting would have done so in order to increase their food energy intake in order to maintain or gain weight, not in order to achieve weight loss… In view of this, the "Paleo diet" theory that overfed sedentary modern humans who need to lose excess adipose should regularly eat the fatty flesh and eggs found in supermarkets because active, underfed, extremely lean prehistoric people who struggled to meet their basic caloric needs ate lean game flesh or eggs whenever possible lacks basic credibility. Don Matesz

2.  Think “humane” meat is healthy?  Over a century ago, high rates of cancer were observed in Argentina which was inhabited by the Gaucho, a nomadic population that for months subsisted entirely on pasture raised beef. Similarly, a study carried out in Uruguay where livestock is predominantly grass fed, with no hormones added, found that a high intake of fresh red meat was associated with between a 87% and 290% increased risk of 13 different major cancers, independent of other food groups.

3.  You have read studies recently about saturated fat and cholesterol being fine, right?  “The evidence from thousands of experiments carried out over the last century has shown that the feeding of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat has accelerated the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to plaque buildup) in virtually every vertebrate species that has been sufficiently challenged. This includes mammalian, avian and fish species- herbivores, omnivores and carnivores, and over one dozen different species of nonhuman primates.  The article below is really fascinating, showing that cholesterol built up in every type of animal and their health declined in specific ways.

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