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  • Pork chops = Bad?

    So my CW instincts tell me pork is somehow bad. I'm wondering what the MDA community thinks.

    Keep in mind I'm talking about regular, store bought pork. Not grass fed, organic, etc.

  • #2
    I love pork chops. Particularly, I love shoulder chops and butt chops. Dark, fatty and delicious, mmmmmmmm....
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    • #3
      It's got more Omega-6 than beef which isn't spectacular. And the typical pork you buy in the store is raised in a pretty inhumane and environmentally sketchy manner. I do eat pork. I just tend to avoid factory farmed stuff.

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      • #4
        http://www.meatvideo.com should answer this question. Go for organic in which case it's good for you!
        Last edited by LeJ; 10-25-2011, 05:40 PM.

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        • #5
          See if you can't score a CSA share from a local farmer. I just did, and got 30 lbs of beef & pork for $175. It will feed us for a month!
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          • #6
            It's not made of wheat or other grains so your choice.. Pork chop or bread chop?

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            • #7
              Maybe not ideal, but if you're buying all CW raised meat, it is what it is.

              Once I tasted 100% pastured pork, there's really no going back to CAFO pork. I thought the difference was night and day between pastured/not pastured beef. Pork is a whole 'nother ball game. Pork actually has a wonderful flavor that you do not get in CAFO pork. Worth every extra penny (plus the humane raising/slaughtering side of things)
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              • #8
                Let's put this and many other questions in another perspective. If you are stressing over any part of adopting Primal, Paleo, what to eat, how to eat it, organic, non organic, local, not local, seasonal, not seasonal, spices, oils , Pufa, o6, o3, o9, grain fed, free range, fed this, fed that, lift this, lift that, cardio this, cardio that, Hit, Crossfit, body weight exercises, sand bags, barefoot, lead foot, and on and on and on.

                Stress = Cortisol. If you are stressing over it you are getting NOWHERE!

                Do the best you can within your means and make your peace with it. It absolutely has to turn into self-esteem or whatever you want to call how it lifts you up it in a positive way.
                Last edited by pyro13g; 10-25-2011, 06:43 PM.

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                • #9
                  Pork chops = heaven.

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                  • #10
                    How would Pork compare to Chicken and Beef in terms of health?

                    I ask because pork is usually the least expensive meat...

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                    • #11
                      When my freezers are running low, I eat alot more pork, precisely because you can get more cuts, much more cheaply than other meats. I also find that bone-in chicken thighs are inexpensive, as are turkey thighs, and ground beef. I buy most of my meat straight from the farm at ~$3/lb, cut, packed and frozen as an entire side or quarter, so won't spend more than that in the store. I never have any trouble finding something to eat at the store that is less than $3/lb.

                      I find pork a very versatile meat, that can be stretched and made to last in all kinds of ways. A good pork shoulder roast can last me several meals, as can a family pack of mixed chops. Add veggies, and its a wonderful meal.
                      Fighting fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain since 2002.

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                      Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton

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                      • #12
                        It's funny. I naturally started to gravitate away from pork. The only time I eat it now is once a week, as two strips of uncured bacon with liver and onions. What's not to love about a nice juicy chop with fat on the end? I don't know, but I just don't crave pork at all anymore. I eat everything else, though.. beef, chicken, lamb, fish...
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                        • #13
                          Pastured pork is a great choice. So is grass-fed beef and pastured chicken. Look for good sources locally or check our mail-order such as US Wellness Meats. I would personally go with conventional beef over pork. Organic chicken second (but I'm not crazy about chicken.) In terms of health, go pastured/grass-fed first, organic second and conventional third. Just my opinion.
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                          • #14
                            Don't sweat it, if all you can justify spending for/find is CAFO pork, it's still loads better than processed crap-in-a-box and healthywholegrains.

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