Welcome back to our open thread. Let’s get straight to the action.
How often are you eating meat per week?
Any cardiovascular concerns..?
Have you ever flushed this out with a heart doc?
Today you spoke of a planned indulgence… Were you referring to the bun and beer? All of the other stuff seemed within scope (grass fed ground beef, sweet potatoes, Guac). Did I miss something?
If by “meat”, you mean red meat, I eat it daily, sometimes several times a day. A fair average would be 7 meals or snacks per week that include or are mainly red meat.
Regarding the cardiovascular concerns, here’s what I wrote in a previous post:
Dr. Stephen Sinatra says: “We’ve long been told that foods high in saturated fat are bad. But the fact is saturated fats are the good guys. They help to raise beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health.”
Put simply, consumption of fat (even saturated fat) has never been shown to be linked to heart disease.
While I’ve never consulted a heart doctor about this, I’ve read and researched enough to make a well-informed, trustworthy opinion. It works for me, but I certainly would not decide for another. I always suggest taking responsibility and making the ideal decision for you.
You’re spot on with your assessment of my planned indulgence. The bun and beer were the only ingredients outside the scope of my regular grubbing routine. Don’t get it twisted though; they were essential to my overall experience. Is there anything more satisfying than an ice-cold beer and a burger?
Y’all know the drill. Comments, questions, thoughts – it’s all fair game.