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Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.
Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!
I eat my eggs raw as I don't feel good with cooked eggs. I eat my beef raw as it just tastes better this way and has more fats when compared to cooked beef. Actually I just ate raw beef pieces with 3 raw egg yolks mixed with garlic/parsley. Freakish good !
But about the topic, there is truth in heated fats and there is truth in cooked food. Although if anyone has tried to eat raw meat from the bone knows that getting it off the bone is quite hard. Grok would have got much more food from the bone when he cooked it.
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I don't care a lot for steak tartare, although I like my steaks very rare. Raw egg yolks don't seem that different from the yolks of lightly cooked fried eggs to me. Raw dairy I like - it's usually tastier, IMO.What have forum members experiences been with consuming meat raw? Raw eggs, dairy etc?
No, and actually I've never done it. Our previous government banned it: they said it was cruel to the foxes or something. There's increasing sentimentality over here, but probably that was just an excuse, and it was actually a sop to the far left, which sees hunting as a socially-privileged activity. It still goes on, but I think they're not supposed to actually make kills; OTOH, I expect the police have better things to do than to check on the hunt.Does anyone here go hunting regularly?
Don't you hate it when you crunch a squirrel's rib between your teeth when you bite into its flesh? Sends shivers down my spine. Blah.
AFAICT, liver seems often to have been eaten raw by tribespeople, even though they might usually have cooked other cuts. Some still do that - the Tuvans in Siberia, for example, as Bear Grylls demonstrates here:
FWIW, I'd sooner chance that of a wild Siberian yak than that of a Middle Eastern goat. But according to Nourishing Traditions the U.S. food safety people say that if you freeze raw liver for 14 days, that's enough to kill any parasites.
I think the liver concentrates you get are raw - what bodybuilders use, and what that damn fool Shaw had to eat when recovering from deficiency-disease caused by vegetarianism. Always on the foolish or wrong side of every question of the day Shaw - although his music criticism is apparently of a very high quality, most of the rest of his writings is worth the dust it's now gathering.
*Antioxidants protect fats from going rancid. Saturated and monousaturated fats are quite stable so can handle some heat.
*Raw egg yolk and any rare/med rare meat will give you B12.
So what do you do to get your B12? Eat your feces like gorillas or supplement?
P.S. Give cooked food to an animal and I bet they would eat it. They still recognise it as food. Cooking helped us become what we are today and so did meat, you can't really argue with that.
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"My mom made two dishes: Take it or Leave it." -- Stephen Wright, comedian
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