Monday, July 07, 2008

Protein/Fat Difference in Meat!

Over a year ago, I attended a conference in which I wrote in my notes that meats in today's world are higher in omega-6 fats, and lower in omega-3 fats, whereas years ago it used to be just the opposite. It didn't really register what this really meant until recently when I came across a chart in a book¹ which clearly displayed this. (I hope you can see these facts though they are not in chart form.)

Protein and Fat in Wild Game and Modern Feedlot Meats (3.5 oz. portion)

Meats, Grams Protein, Grams Fat

Wild Game
Goat, 20.6, 3.8
Wild boar, 16.8, 8.3
Rabbit, 21.0, 5.0
Deer, 21.0, 4.0
Bison, 25.0, 3.8
Whale, 20.6, 7.5

Modern Feedlot Meats
Prime lamb loin, 14.7, 32.0
Ham, 15.2, 29.1
Regular hamburger, 17.9, 21.2
Choice sirloin steak, 16.9, 26.7
Pork loin, 16.4, 28.0

So what does this information tell us?
* Animals in the wild have a higher protein content and lower fat content, whereas animals in confined feedlots have a lower protein content with a fat content 4-10 times higher than those in the wild!
* Animals in the wild eat mostly grasses which are higher in omega-3 oils, while animals in feed lots are fattened on corn and soy which are high in omega-6 oils.
* Animals in the wild are leaner - not only do they not overeat, they get more exercise. In contrast, animals in feed lots are fed to fatten, and have little exercise.

In conclusion, for better weight control and a healthier body, give up eating the modern feed lot meats (from the grocery stores & restaurants). We have many great vegetable proteins that do us a whole lot more good especially in the summer time when it is hot. Then when we do eat meats, choose those from animals that are grass-fed, free to roam in uncrowded conditions, those who get good exercise - animals that are raised in happy surroundings.

If this makes sense to you, but you don't know where to start, that's why I created the Creatively Complete Dinners cookbook. You can have a copy of it in just a few days by ordering it right now at

I wish you the best always!

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

No comments: