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Offline bgk35

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Eating Raw food first time
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:12:55 am »
Hello, Ive been curious about eating raw meat for a long time and ran into this site, I was wondering what types of things I can eat, I work at a farmers market and am guesing it may have some high quality meat

Does it just need to say grass fed? does it need to say organic or anything else on it what should i avoid?

What types of meat are safe to eat? beef? Chicken? What types of fish?

Will i be fine not freezing it first?

Which types of eggs can I eat raw?

Can I eat ground meat?

And finally, should I start slow and build myself up to get my body used to it? are there any side effects like diarrhea or anything to worry about eating some on break at work?

Thanks

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Re: Eating Raw food first time
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 05:25:18 am »
Some folks just jump right in but I would take it slow and see how it goes.  Slow and steady has always been my motto. If you get yourself sick from not being used to it you probably will become discouraged and not want to do it. Give yourself time to build up your gut flora. Especially if you are sickly.

Most everyone here believes in grass fed, wild, cage free, etc. But I simply can't afford to eat that way and don't live anywhere near any small farms that might sell at a discount. I'm sure grass fed is better but I think it is greatly over exaggerated.

It's really going to depend on who you ask and most folks here will probably disagree with me for eating whatever I can find that's on sale. I bought six dozen eggs for under six dollars today. Cage free would have cost me over 30 dollars. Hamburger jerky is my newest favorite food. I absolutely love it! I just make it from whatever goes on sale and buy a ton of it and put it in my freezer. I don't think you have to freeze meat before eating it raw but it makes me feel better doing it though I just started a batch of hamburger jerky from meat I bought today that's never been frozen.

Raw meat tastes surprisingly good to me but I like it a hundred times better when it's made with spices and raw sea salt. I never liked plain meat when it was cooked either. I also like it with some sort of acid like lemon juice or raw vinegar. Even when it was cooked I had to have some sort of steak sauce, hot sauce or ketchup on it so it's probably just a personal preference.

This is all just my personal opinion. Also if you go out of your way to make your food more colorful and appetizing you will do much better on a raw food or any other type of diet. You will also save a lot of money and be able to use healthy ingredients learning to cook and not buying prepared foods or eating out in restaurants.

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Re: Eating Raw food first time
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 05:32:31 am »
You can also use raw hamburger to make a really cheap version of steak tar-tare. I ate a piece of my jerky a few minutes after I put it in the dehydrator and it was pretty darn good even though it was still cold.