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    how often is it okay to eat red meat? what are the pros and cons of red meat? i get almost all of my protein from chicken, turkey, fish, yogurt, and protein bars.....what's the word on COW?

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    You mean beside the fact that it tastes so good?

    Especially with a beer after a killer ride? ;)

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    I eat cow quite often, along with pig and chicken and fish. They taste great and keep me healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurfer104
    how often is it okay to eat red meat? what are the pros and cons of red meat? i get almost all of my protein from chicken, turkey, fish, yogurt, and protein bars.....what's the word on COW?
    I love cow. Nothing wrong with it unless you have an ethical problem with eating meat in general. Health-wise, it is pretty good for you. Leaner cuts are best for health. I wouldn't go overboard with it though. Mix in some chicken and fish and only eat red meat on occasion. Everything in moderation. If you are worried about growth hormones and such, spend the extra $ for organic free range.
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    Red is fine.....Green is bad.

    I usually carry one or two raw steaks with me on a ride. It save me time from jumping off my bike and killing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY
    I usually carry one or two raw steaks with me on a ride. It save me time from jumping off my bike and killing something.
    Now I know why those dogs follow you! ;)
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    go grass-fed and free-range, if you can get it

    buy grass-fed, free-range and organic beef or bison (also: pork & chicken and orgainic produce), if you can get it.
    that's the way God intended: growth harmone and antibiotic free and not be forced fed corn feed and animals parts feed like a cannibal. let them graze in the sun, eat grass and reproduce under the open sky..until we kill 'em quick & mercifully and them butcher 'em clean.

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    no meats for me.... i still go ok.

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    More iron and protein and fat

    Bioavailability of Iron: Compared to other animal products, red meat has more iron, and the iron in red meat is more readily absorbed then the iron from other sources. (For example a dairy or vegetable product will have a certain iron content described on the label, but much of that iron is not easily absorbed by the human body.) Iron is important for oxygen transport in the bloodstream. Women are more likely than men to be iron deficient/anemic.

    High Quality Protein: Red meat has lots of high quality, complete protein that is quickly and readily absorbed by the human body. Probably the best source in terms of protein quality.

    Saturated Fat: Red meat is loaded with saturated fat. Yes, even the lean cuts. The more red meat you eat, the more likely you are to clog up your arteries and add fat to your waistline.

    I eat red meat about twice a month, just for the fun of it. It is entirely possible to eat a healthy athletic diet without red meat, you just need to learn a little about nutrition and read the labels on the food you buy. Notice I'm not telling you that you should or shouldn't eat red meat. Sedentary people don't need all the fat in red meat, and hammerhead racers who ride a zillion hard miles per year probably need some good lean red meat after a hard ride or race. I believe that if there's a history of heart disease in your family then you should stay away from it, otherwise enjoy in moderation as long as you are doing some serious excersize.

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    I'm a vegetarian.
    I will never eat an animal unless it is a grass eater... Cow eats grass, I eat cow..

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    Keep it lean and small...

    As others have said, it is a great source of good protein and iron. OTOH, it also provides a big punch of sat. fat. Go for the leanest cuts: center cut, round, etc. and keep the portions small. A portion is the size of a deck of cards. It doesn't seem like much but it's all that you need.
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