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The Actual Reason Meat Is Not Healthy

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Posted By: MissMolly, 10/11/2019 4:46:27 AM

Last week, as Americans grappled with the prospect of presidential impeachment and the national capacity for surprise seemed fatally depleted, news came out that shook people to their core. It was about meat. Eating red and processed meat, the headlines declared, was no longer unhealthy. It seemed—at a glance—that a bad thing was now a good thing. The stories were based on a recently published analysis of existing evidence in which one group of researchers recommended that “adults continue their current levels of meat consumption.” This conclusion—which the journal that published the research called “guidelines”—was written by a group called NutriRECS. The group was formed recently,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fordtran 10/11/2019 5:07:14 AM (No. 203976)
Another predictable and extremely tedious article equating eating meat with driving your SUV because whatever is bad for the planet (the most critical factor to be considered in discussion of diet) is obviously lethal to your health as well.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: KatieJo 10/11/2019 5:07:17 AM (No. 203977)
I think this boils down to the assertion that raising animals for human consumption is bad for the environment. Climate change don't you know. Forgive me if I disregard. My curiosity got the better of me and I'll never get those minutes back.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 10/11/2019 5:12:16 AM (No. 203980)
After wading through all that thick cloud of words, I’m not sure what is the point. Should I or shouldn’t I enjoy that medium rare rib-eye, rubbed with salt and pepper, so tender, with a side of Boston baked beans, topped with my favorite brewski? I’m glad I’m too deplorable to let experts tell me what I can or cannot eat.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HammerDax56 10/11/2019 5:36:03 AM (No. 203997)
Anyone else here remember when preaching was in church?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: George R. 10/11/2019 5:53:06 AM (No. 204012)
We shouldn't eat meat because of global warming??? What an. A**hat! I think I'll wipe my butt on a copy of "The Atlantic" and mail it back to them!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/11/2019 5:56:53 AM (No. 204016)
I wish I had read the comments first before reading this tedious, meandering article. The food scientists whine that it's HARD to do meaningful studies. The studies that ARE done are apparently inconclusive. However, the "scientists" whine those studies still shouldn't be ignored even though they give no good reasons as to why we should pay any attention to them. Then we get to the crux of it. Producing meat for consumption is bad for the environment and inefficient. By that time, I am skimming as fast as I can to get through this mess of writing. It is in The Atlantic. I knew I was unlikely to find it useful but decided to give it a look over. I wonder if I could fund a study that proves that reading The Atlantic is harmful to your mental health.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/11/2019 5:59:37 AM (No. 204020)
So I guess it's my duty to eat as many animals as possible so as to help minimize the impact of too many animals... HA! That was my plan all along!!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Zarin 10/11/2019 6:05:59 AM (No. 204025)
Thanks for posting. And thanks for reminding us that the "scientific methods" in much of the research is touted is not real science.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 10/11/2019 6:13:43 AM (No. 204030)
Whenever an “expert” tells you that this or that food is bad for you, do the opposite......
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/11/2019 6:52:30 AM (No. 204054)
I swear one of the classes in journalism school that Liberals learn is how to pad a report. I'm so happy, Mr. Hamblin, that you have an extensive vocabulary. You'll be thrilled that I actually know, without reference to a dictionary or thesaurus, the definition of those words. Your argument depends on too much supposition and outright fraud, and too little science. Volumes of verbiage dont help it. All you do, Mr. Hamblin, is identify yourself as a self congratulatory pompous ass.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 10/11/2019 7:52:26 AM (No. 204101)
Farm animals take a plentiful, easy to grow plant (grass) that indigestible to us and turn it into food. How is that bad?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/11/2019 8:15:36 AM (No. 204122)
BS we are omnivores which means we can and should eat everything. However every human is different and some us like somethings more than others. A good rule of thumb is all things in moderation and you should be fine. These food police and thought police and speech police should find more productive jobs. They really don't do anyone any good and never have. Their so called guidelines have been misguided from the very beginning and their recommendations should go the way of the Charmin they are trying to take out of your bathroom.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SabraJet 10/11/2019 8:16:50 AM (No. 204123)
Well there are 'meaningful studies' they just don't want to find a conclusion other then the one they are hanging on to. Hungary has a world famous Medical Research Center that has sent into total remission people with epilepsy (although this has been known for 100 years) and Crohn's disease by putting them on a total meat diet. And in Hungary it is pork not beef, but beef does same thing. There are new studies that eating carnivorous, only meat, will cure many modern day illness. There is a large body of work out there on the subject, not that I expect the madcow folks to admit it. I tried doing it for a few months. Energy up and lost weight, but it is boring as heck if you like to cook!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JackBurton 10/11/2019 8:28:23 AM (No. 204133)
We used to have 60 million buffalo.... we now have 40 million cows. Looks like we eliminated a lot of the fart problem already.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: slab 10/11/2019 8:32:40 AM (No. 204139)
I want my 5 minutes of wasted time back. Brain fog settled in before I got to the end of the article. Anecdotally, I have mostly given up carbohydrates, especially anything containing gluten, except for my morning bowl of oatmeal. I add a dollop of coconut oil to the oatmeal. I live on meat, eggs, dairy, fruit and low carb veggies the rest of every day. I feel better, I lost my 'wheat belly' that I could never lose before, and have way more energy.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/11/2019 8:38:11 AM (No. 204147)
FTA: "Americans eat meat in quantities that are double the global average.." Ummm - - like - - maybe that's why Americans are bigger, stronger, and smarter than anyone else? Idiot leftists have no clue that their very existence - - and ours - - is due to our beloved ancestors being able to domesticate animals whose bodies provided the nutrition needed for our species to survive and multiply. Idiots.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 100percentTexan 10/11/2019 8:56:44 AM (No. 204165)
Gosh, this is so upsetting that I'm going to have to fire up the pit and grill a steak and maybe some sausage to make me feel better.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: dolphin 10/11/2019 9:00:21 AM (No. 204169)
Plants cannot run or fight back, so they use chemical weapons. Eat them at your peril. For a very interesting audit of all the nutritional "studies" read the Big Fat Surprise.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: happy conservative 10/11/2019 9:03:14 AM (No. 204173)
God said I could eat meat, that settles it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/11/2019 9:09:21 AM (No. 204185)
Has anyone told Our Creator about this?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Right Time 10/11/2019 9:13:40 AM (No. 204189)
Why would you read anything from Atlantic?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 10/11/2019 9:28:56 AM (No. 204211)
Why are liberals such downers? Everything in the world has something wrong. Can't they just enjoy being alive and partaking in one of the joys of living, and that's eating good food. Just don't do it in excess. By the way, one should have a nice salad and baked potato served with sour cream and chives with that rib eye.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 10/11/2019 9:35:53 AM (No. 204223)
Every atom of carbon a cow puts in the air comes from the plants she has eaten. Every atom of carbon in those plants came from the air (Jr. High science. Plants use the CO2 in the air for energy). It's a circle, the great Cycle of Life black-sounding lions sing about in bad cartoon movies. Cows are not adding carbon to the atmosphere. Basic science.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Franz 10/11/2019 9:42:42 AM (No. 204229)
It seems that almost every food item has been good for you at one time and bad for you at another. Way to often these "studies" have been financed by a group pushing an agenda that -- surprise, surprise, surprise -- the study supports. To me, this is not "science," it is "marketing." I am skeptical of all such studies.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: jacksin5 10/11/2019 10:21:31 AM (No. 204292)
As long as Man has been on the planet, {And probably well before} massive herds of bovines, such as buffalo elk, caribou, moose etc roamed the earth. And yes, climate changes took place from time to time. But connecting the two is a fool's errand, unless you are trying to exert political power over your fellow humans. This is not about science, it's about money and power.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: JimBob 10/11/2019 11:30:05 AM (No. 204367)
The 'Rats grill and eat over 10,000 steaks at their annual party ("Iowa Polk County Democratic Party’s annual steak fry will be grilling 10,500 steaks").... while lecturing the REST of us about the EEEEVIL of eating meat. The usual hypocrisy. link:
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Reply 27 - Posted by: columba 10/11/2019 11:41:21 AM (No. 204383)
I met a woman. She said she was a vegetarian. I said my father was a Butcher. She paused for about 4 seconds and responded, "I am no longer a vegetarian." We have now been married for 43 years.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tptems 10/11/2019 11:59:14 AM (No. 204404)
It has been reported there were around 60 million buffalo in the United States in the 1800s. I wonder how much “gas” they produced? I’m frankly more worried about pollution in other countries eventually polluting this country.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: jfodoch 10/11/2019 12:59:00 PM (No. 204489)
Whatever happens, I hope that cattle farts are never outlawed ... The cattle enjoy it and it involves animal rights. Presented in a certain way, most farts are very entertaining, probably!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Luandir 10/11/2019 2:22:36 PM (No. 204592)
Bovine biscuits.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/11/2019 2:27:41 PM (No. 204601)
I'm 76 and I have to have some form of meat at every meal. It drives the 73 yr old missus crazy, because she doesn't seem to require meat at every meal. After 52 years, we're still together, because I eat meat at every meal, even if I have to cook it, and she sometimes does and sometimes doesn't. Everyone knows that the healthiest way to start the day is with eggs, hash browns, lots of bacon and good coffee!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: czechlist 10/11/2019 2:50:12 PM (No. 204625)
Next they will want to remove everyone's incisors and canines ( wonder why we have those?) and implant more molars I cut back on beef consumption 10 years ago. I quickly developed neuropathy in my toes from B12 deficiency. Had to have numerous B12 injections. Still have some numbness.I won't make that mistake again!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/11/2019 2:57:47 PM (No. 204634)
Atlantic Magazine....another total waste of your money. I looked at one in somebodies office and almost had to be taken to ER.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 10/11/2019 4:05:32 PM (No. 204683)
I like to eat beef with a plastic straw.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/11/2019 5:31:23 PM (No. 204807)
I think we have a much much more serious problem with Leftist Political Flatulence!
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