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    Anyone here eat there meat completely raw? I've seen many suggestions that this is a better way to consume meat as it avoids carcinogens. However, I'm a bit worried about parasites and food poisoning. Any suggestions?


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    When I'm preparing meat, I'll usually have a bit completely raw. The other day I ate an entire lamb leg steak raw. It helps, of course, to get clean, pastured meat. The fatty bits can be tough to chew, but I highly recommend trying it out.


    If it smells good and you know the source, have at it.

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      I would like to see some scientific evidence that cooked meat actually CAUSES cancer (not just contains HFC's or whatever).

      People keep perpetuating this myth in the same lines as "saturated fat causes CHD)" (which we now know is rubbish).


      I believe raw meat consumption is more dangerous for you than eating cooked meat.


      Man has been eating cooked meat for up to 200,000 years. I doubt that we aren't built to be able to do it...

      The "Seven Deadly Sins"

      • Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . • Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . .• Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
      • Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . • Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . • Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
      • Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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        I guess this might be interesting.


        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-i...e-human-brain/

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          Thanks for the link madMUHHH. I also found this one at the bottom of the article.

          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/raw-food-gets-served/

          I have to admit, its a relief to find this article. I'm not too keen on eating raw meat and if there is no evidence to support that its better for you, I'm not going to do it.

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          • #6
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            Raw meat is quite tasty, and I enjoy it occasionally. Fish is an obvious option, and you could try ceviche, though it isn't raw.


            I eat mostly game meat, which shouldn't be eaten raw. Any animal meat that can be consumed rare should be ok. When I'm in doubt I simply sear the outside, cooking it as little as I can get away with. The middle is left raw.

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            • #7
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              There are some nasty things you can get from raw meat. I don't know what the statistical odds are (but i'm going to guess they're higher the more intensively "factory farmed" your meat is). Trichinosis, anyone? You not only have to worry about sick cows/pigs/chickens/whatever...you have to worry about the conditions in the facility where they are rendered. The meat of a perfectly healthy cow could end up contaminated with cow $#!+ on the factory floor. There's also some potential for cross-contamination at the point of sale (supermarket...) and in your kitchen. Please at least research the risks and make an informed decision. Grok didn't have to worry about factory farming and all this...

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                sashimi.....drooooooooooool

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                  Of course it's not a good idea to eat a lot of raw meat from CAFO's, but if it's locally farmed your odds are better. You can't eat pork or chicken rare, so it wouldn't be wise to try it raw, obviously, but beef is a relatively safe option. Outside of fish, I enjoy beef and kangaroo raw.


                  Sure, there are germs and parasites out there. It's the risk you run. Then again, wasn't it spinach they had a salmonella outbreak in last year? I found that especially amusing considering I'd just been lectured by a friend for eating raw eggs because I might get sick. Then the public panics over spinach. Go figure.

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                    I love raw meat but, unless I am completely certain of it's source, usually wait to have it in decent restaurants. Beef carpaccio and steak tartare are my favs. And don't even get me started on prosciutto crudo (raw Italian ham).

                    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
                    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
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                    • #11
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                      Only ever with really fresh good quality meat but I often have raw steak or bleu if I'm eating out. If you can get raw liver it's a fantastic energy food, though it takes a little bit of guts to eat it first time. For liver I'll usually freeze it for at least a couple of weeks to kill of parasites.

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                        I am working my way into rare steaks. I've always cooked them medium well. I may eventually give raw steak a try, but after reading Mark's article on cooking food it seems that we've adapted to eating cooked meat fairly well, and I do love a nicely crusted steak.

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                        • #13
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                          It's a strange thing with steak, my sister and I both gravitated towards very rare steak without knowing of the others tastes, even to the point of wondering what beef would taste like straight from the cow. Personally I think a well done steak is done the worst possible way!

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