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    I just cooked some grass fed lamb and it was very oily. When I cook grass fed beef, it's not even oily (strip steak).

    So is lamb OK 4-5 times a week?

    Also, when I cooked it...it took a very long time to cook (a thick cut of leg of lamb)...about half an hour. I also cooked it so the outside formed a crust.
    Last edited by mwok86; 05-15-2011, 03:45 PM.

  • #2
    Your question is - what, exactly? Is it ok to eat a lot of lamb fat? Um, yes. We consider that to be health food. Have you read the book?
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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    • #3
      I don't understand your question. There is nothing wrong with eating lamb everyday. I eat it at least 5 times a week (love you fatty NZ lamb arm/loin chops!). I love fatty lamb!

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      • #4
        Well, I have a couple of questions.

        1) Compare to beef, I mean lamb is really really fatty. Is it ok to eat at least 5 times a week?
        2) Cooking lamb takes a long time (pan fry) to get the crust to form (first time cooking it, took 30mins for crust to form). Maybe I should have cut it into thin slices. I can eat beef rare, not sure if lamb can be eaten medium rare (although it taste more delicious when the crust has formed)?

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        • #5
          1) Yes you can. You can eat everyday if you want.
          2) Not sure what cut you are talking about, but I get a nice crust on my chops within 3 minutes, per side. I did one time a Lamb shank and it got a nice crust on all sides within 10 minutes. And yes, you can consume lamb medium rare (unless the cut of lamb requires a long cooking time). I prefer my lamb arm/loin/rib chops more on the rare side though.

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          • #6
            Fat is good for you! Read the book!
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            • #7
              RARE lamb is a must and more nutritious.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mwok86 View Post
                Well, I have a couple of questions.

                1) Compare to beef, I mean lamb is really really fatty. Is it ok to eat at least 5 times a week?
                2) Cooking lamb takes a long time (pan fry) to get the crust to form (first time cooking it, took 30mins for crust to form). Maybe I should have cut it into thin slices. I can eat beef rare, not sure if lamb can be eaten medium rare (although it taste more delicious when the crust has formed)?
                1. Fat is not bad for you. Fat is good for you. As long as its pastured lamb eat as much as you want.
                2. Lamb can be eaten medium rare.
                A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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                • #9
                  Look at what Loren Cordain says though:
                  In animal studies, including primates, these confounding dietary factors can be completely controlled and atherosclerosis is routinely induced by solely feeding high amounts of saturated fats.

                  Eating saturated fat under normal energy conditions promoted higher LDL concentrations. When blood levels of LDL cholesterol molecules rise, LDL molecules tend to become “stuck” in the intima where they undergo oxidation and glycation to become “modified LDL.”

                  After that he goes on to say Canola oil is good:
                  Numerous animal experiments show that the previous health effects identified with high concentration of erucic acid do not occur at this concentration, and in fact canola oil prevents potentially fatal heart arrhythmias in animal models. There is no credible scientific evidence showing that canola oil is harmful to humans.
                  Last edited by mwok86; 05-15-2011, 04:20 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mwok86 View Post
                    Look at what Loren Cordain says though:
                    In animal studies, including primates, these confounding dietary factors can be completely controlled and atherosclerosis is routinely induced by solely feeding high amounts of saturated fats.

                    Eating saturated fat under normal energy conditions promoted higher LDL concentrations. When blood levels of LDL cholesterol molecules rise, LDL molecules tend to become “stuck” in the intima where they undergo oxidation and glycation to become “modified LDL.”

                    After that he goes on to say Canola oil is good:
                    Numerous animal experiments show that the previous health effects identified with high concentration of erucic acid do not occur at this concentration, and in fact canola oil prevents potentially fatal heart arrhythmias in animal models. There is no credible scientific evidence showing that canola oil is harmful to humans.
                    And let say that Cordain is the Pope in the PB/Paleo community, he also believes that Saturated Fat is not a problem in a context of a diet excluding grains, etc (less inflammation). A more scientific answer can be found in Gary Taubes' Good Calories, Bad Calories.

                    Look at what these people have to say though:
                    -http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/cancer/the-china-study-vs-the-china-study/#more-4213
                    - Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health
                    -http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/the-cholesterol-myth-that_b_676817.html
                    -http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/1010/sc1010-fats.html
                    -http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1662484,00.html
                    -http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/cancer_index.html
                    -http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/8269/
                    -http://www.themedguru.com/20101029/newsfeature/vegetarians-likely-suffer-dementia-alzheimers-researchers-86141281.html
                    -http://www.ajcn.org/content/80/5/1102.full

                    -http://thescreamonline.com/essays/essays5-1/vegoil.html
                    -http://raypeat.com/articles/
                    -http://www.spacedoc.net/saturated_fat_heart_disease?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt= 4d542549726ad949%2C0
                    -http://www.menshealth.com/health/saturated-fat
                    -http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/20/health/la-he-carbs-20101220
                    -http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/lipid-hypothesis/rooting-out-more-anti-low-carb-bias/
                    -http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/cardiovascular-disease/you-bet-your-life-an-epilogue-to-the-cholesterol-story/
                    -http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/e-pdg100110.php

                    -http://www.naturalnews.com/029787_food_industry_corruption.html
                    -http://www.ajcn.org/content/92/4/759.abstract?etoc ("SFA intake was inversely associated with mortality from total stroke, including intraparenchymal hemorrhage and ischemic stroke subtypes, in this Japanese cohort")
                    - The China Study, Wheat, and Heart Disease; Oh My! « Raw Food SOS: Troubleshooting on the Raw Food Diet
                    -http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-dietary-saturated-fat-increase.html
                    -http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturated-fat-consumption-still-isnt.html
                    -http://www.ajcn.org/content/early/2010/01/13/ajcn.2009.27725.abstract ("A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD")

                    -http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/dirty-little-secret-of-diet-heart.html
                    -http://www.nutritionandhealth.info/downloads/softsciencefat.pdf

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                    • #11
                      I think the only real question here would be:

                      Is it ok to not eat lamb every day?
                      "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
                      -J.Stanton

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                      • #12
                        Lamb *should* be medium-rare. If it ain't pink, I ain't eating it.

                        And good lord, I only wish I could afford to eat it every day!
                        I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                        Oscar Wilde

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                        • #13
                          I eat lamb every day because I think that atherosclerosis is baaaaaaad.

                          Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Conjugated linoleic acid modulation of risk factors associated with atherosclerosis A good read for geeky geeks.

                          And umm, yeah lamb fat is fine. I wouldn't make it my only fat but it is good to eat daily. Pork fat is getting up there in the omega 6 content (the fat we want to minimize) and chicken fat should be less frequent.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stabby View Post
                            I eat lamb every day because I think that atherosclerosis is baaaaaaad.

                            Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Conjugated linoleic acid modulation of risk factors associated with atherosclerosis A good read for geeky geeks.

                            And umm, yeah lamb fat is fine. I wouldn't make it my only fat but it is good to eat daily. Pork fat is getting up there in the omega 6 content (the fat we want to minimize) and chicken fat should be less frequent.

                            That same link confirms what Loren cordain is saying also. The link states:
                            The relationship between fatty acids and atherosclerosis and other inflammatory diseases has been suggested by epidemiological, clinical, and in-/ex-vivo studies. Increased intake of saturated fatty acids is positively associated with development of atherosclerosis and inflammation. In contrast, omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6), have shown protective effects against CVD. EPA and DHA are major components of dietary fish and fish oils. Like EPA and DHA, CLA isomers, exhibit protective effects against atherogenesis [46,47] and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) [5,48,49] and antioxidant effects [50] in in-/ex-vivo studies; however, clinical studies have been inconclusive.

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                            • #15
                              "Confirms" suggests that it is more than just a baseless assertion. Blaming saturated fat for heart disease is like punctuation to these guys. But they compile decent evidence for most of what they say. I'm not aware of anything in there that implicates palmitic acid in the significant progression of atherosclerosis. It is just housekeeping to say such things.
                              Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                              Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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