How on Earth does a thread about 80/10/10 get so many responses? Baffling.
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Ironically, pastured pigs fed on a diet of acorns had more PUFA in their tissues than grain fed pigs.
Remember, acorns are nuts, so they are rich in polyunsaturated fats. Grains are low fat, so pigs likely synthesize fats in their tissues similar to humans on low fat diets. Humans tend to synthesize mostly SFA's with some MUFA's, so perhaps pigs are similar. We definitely have similar tissue.Raising pigs on pasture isn’t in itself a very effective way to reduce the PUFA content of lard. In one study (2), lard from pigs fed pasture and acorns was 8.7 percent PUFA while lard from pigs fed barley, wheat bran, soy meal, lard, and nutritional supplements was 6.9 percent PUFA. Grass has many benefits, but including it doesn’t lower the PUFA content of lard beyond what could be accomplished simply by banishing vegetable oils from these poor piggies’ diets.
Organic grain fed pigs aren't any worse than pasture raised pigs in terms of lipid profile. They may even be superior. I'm not sure what the micronutrient content is - while grain fed pigs may have a slightly better lipid profile, I'd venture pastured pigs are more nutritious, but that's just a guess. The issue with CAFO pigs are they are literally fed soybean oil to fatten them up and that destroys their lipid profile.
I can find organic chicken. I can find organic beef. I can find organic lamb. I've never seen organic pork. I really try to avoid pork, it's a junk meat.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
And, it lowers serotonin and raises dopamine.
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This is usually why in a stressful state I naturally gravitate towards cigarettes. Of course, you could just chew nicotine gum too.
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I think that there are situations in which smoking may be more beneficial for a specific person than not smoking. Tobacco has different alkaloids (other than nicotine, but nicotine is a big one) that are neuroprotective. The neuroprotective properties of tobacco cannot be understated. It protects against neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and it protects against chemically induced neurodegeneration (usually caused by consuming certain drugs). Of course, it also increases the risk of developing cancer. So there are definitely pros and cons. In some situations, for some people, I believe that the pros may outweigh the cons. You can get some benefit by chewing nicotine gum or wearing a patch but not 100% of the benefit because there are other alkaloids in tobacco that work synergistically with nicotine to produce a neuroprotective effect.
For example, this link from a Pro-Paleo website is against PUFA's as well (I wanted to find a link outside of this community, although I thought the rest of the Paleo community was anti-PUFA):
The Many Dangers Of Excess PUFA Consumption | Paleo Diet Lifestyle
I do see where you differ from this overall forum. You claim low fat, they claim high.