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Meat: Is it really bad for your health?

If you are trying to lose weight and want to get concentrated sources of ideal protein into your day, you may want to consider adding more healthy, grass fed meat into your life

But whether or not meat is good for you depends in part on how you cook it.

When it comes to steak, like all foods, you must cook it gently to protect the nutrients. You know that soggy overcooked broccoli is not going to be as good for you as a perfectly steamed bright green sprig. When you think about it that way, it becomes clear how you should cook your meat, doesn’t it? Rare. Except hamburger, because bacteria are everywhere not just on the outside. Bottom line: Don’t overcook your meat, fish, eggs, or anything else, you are killing the nutrients and that’s how you create carcinogens and bad fats. Here’s my advice on cooking meat.

Which is better for you, beef or chicken?

The answer?

It depends on what the animals eat and how healthy they are. If you can get your hands on pasture raised beef, it’s extremely healthy and far better for you than confinement-raised poultry. On the other hand, if you can find free range chicken (hmmm, how about that one in your yard at 3 am?) it’s going to be much healthier for you than burgers made from grain fed, unhappy industrially-raised cows. The same goes for fish, which is why wild caught is healthier than farm raised.

Dr. Cate

With over two decades of clinical experience and expertise in genetic and biochemical research, Dr. Cate can help you to reverse metabolic disease and reshape your body.

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