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“GOOD” is eating NATURAL meat
Unrelated to USDA, organic, and undefined “animal parts.” Much of what you find when you eat out is lower quality than natural, and IMO, inedible. This is the real fake meat. Why? Read the first line of this post again.
Eating NATURAL meat is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to nourishing your body. Natural meat is not related to USDA, organic, or undefined “animal parts”. Natural meat is not only of higher quality than what you find when you eat out, but it is also much more nutritious and beneficial for your health.
Natural meat, as opposed to chemical-filled fake meat, is free of hormones and antibiotics that can cause negative effects on your body. A key difference between natural meat and lower-quality meat is that natural meat comes from animals that have been raised without hormones, antibiotics, and other unnatural substances.
These animals are also raised in more humane conditions and given a better quality of life than what is found in conventional meat production. Natural meat also tends to be more flavorful and tender than lower-quality meat. When you buy natural meat, you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality meat that is free of potential contaminants and toxins.
Natural meat is also more sustainable and ethical since it does not involve the use of cruel and inhumane animal production practices. In my opinion, eating natural meat is the best way to nourish your body and provide yourself with the highest quality of nutrition. Natural meat is also far better for
BETTER is eating ORGANIC
Nope, this isn’t the BEST option, but it’s better than Good because with organic you’re supposedly avoiding pesticides. Be aware that there are pesticides approved for use on organic feed. Just sayin’
Eating ORGANIC is a step up from eating NATURAL. While it is not the BEST option, it is better than eating NATURAL because with organic you are supposedly avoiding pesticides. However, one should be aware that there are some pesticides that are approved for organic feed. This means that organic feed can still contain pesticides.
Organic meat also differs from natural meat in that it is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, or other unnatural substances. Organic meat is much more expensive than natural meat, but it can provide you with higher quality and better-tasting meat.
Organic meat is also better for the environment since it does not involve the use of cruel and inhumane animal production practices.
Organic production also reduces the impact of synthetic fertilizers on the environment and helps to conserve natural resources.
Ultimately, it is important to be aware that organic meat is not the BEST option when it comes to nutrition, but it is still a better option than natural meat. Organic meat is more expensive, but it can provide you with higher quality and better-tasting meat. Furthermore, it is better for the environment and avoids the use of cruel and inhumane animal production practices.
BEST is eating 100% GRASS-FED / SUSTAINABLY RAISED AND PROCESSED
Notice I didn’t say grass-finished. That’s lower quality and I’d even put that below Natural because grass-feeding is only occurring in the last stages of the animal’s life.
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How to discern what protein to eat
We must discern fake meat products and real meat products in the marketplace for what is healthy and what is not based on a set of health criteria. Educate with facts instead of trends and peer pressure.
Exploring the New Foods section of the Natural Products Show floor, I guestimate 75% of the meats being showcased were soy-based meats meant to replicate the texture, taste, and feel of animal meat. Fake meat is a trend and there appeared to be a lot of money backing the endeavor.
While present, I asked my FB followers what they thought of this trend. It was my most popular post (probably ever) with most all responses being in favor of REAL MEAT. Only 2 gave reasons like ‘it’s good for the planet so it must be good for us.’ Their oversimplified argument makes it seem like it’s a win-win situation. But eating diets including so many processed foods creates chronic illness for us.
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