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What are the health benefits of grass-fed beef liver?

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Created August 06, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I'm sure the answer is somewhere. But mostly I have found how much is too much? I want to know what it does for me. After eating it I felt healthier, but.. I bet I would have felt healthier anyway because I've only been eating Paleo for 6 weeks.

Can anyone tell me? What will I improve by eating liver, and how will I get healthier?

What are your experiences?

Thank you!

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215 · January 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Do you have any more info? I used to go mad for sweet potatoes etc for the B.C. content!

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5150 · August 14, 2012 at 7:44 AM

That's not Vitamin A. That's Beta Carotene, too much of which has a correlation with cardiovascular issues.

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3979 · August 14, 2012 at 5:13 AM

HealthFUL .

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3979 · August 14, 2012 at 5:13 AM

*Only* good source? What about the copious amounts in yellow vegetables and other vegetables???

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1187 · August 14, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I'm making some chicken liver pâté right now! Extra butter and I add cream! http://www.sassyradish.com/2008/12/chicken-liver-pate/

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5150 · August 06, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Adding onto what Sara said, the best way of masking the taste of liver is Liver Pate. Chicken livers have a mild taste. Veal liver is also very mild. Pork liver has the most "livery" taste I find. If you take frozen liver and dump it into boiling water with a lot of ACV, I've managed to completely dissolve the liver and make "liver soup."

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7275 · August 06, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I would imagine that if it tastes good to you, eat it. And if it doesn't taste good to you, don't. I notice that for myself, my taste for beef liver does a good job of regulating how much I eat.

It's a good source of vitamin A, B-12 and other b vitamins, copper, selenium, and choline. It may not be a good idea if you have too much copper and not enough zinc. Then I would recommend chicken liver, instead.

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5150 · August 06, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Adding onto what Sara said, the best way of masking the taste of liver is Liver Pate. Chicken livers have a mild taste. Veal liver is also very mild. Pork liver has the most "livery" taste I find. If you take frozen liver and dump it into boiling water with a lot of ACV, I've managed to completely dissolve the liver and make "liver soup."

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1187 · August 14, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I'm making some chicken liver pâté right now! Extra butter and I add cream! http://www.sassyradish.com/2008/12/chicken-liver-pate/

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5150 · August 06, 2012 at 5:03 PM

It's nature's only good source of Vit A.

Vit A is needed for more things than I care to list, but it's involved in skin health, eye health and maintaining integrity of the intestines and other membranes.

I wouldn't worry about eating too much liver unless you're eating the liver of carnivorous animals such as polar bears.

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3979 · August 14, 2012 at 5:13 AM

*Only* good source? What about the copious amounts in yellow vegetables and other vegetables???

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5150 · August 14, 2012 at 7:44 AM

That's not Vitamin A. That's Beta Carotene, too much of which has a correlation with cardiovascular issues.

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215 · January 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Do you have any more info? I used to go mad for sweet potatoes etc for the B.C. content!

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2 · August 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Grass fed beef liver? I never thought about it. I'll have to look into it. I know grass fed beef is a lot healthier and tastier than grain fed. That's why I only eat grass fed beef. If you're not sure where to get it, check out La Cense Beef's new catalog online. They have so many different cuts of meat to choose from. You'll love it.

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41544 · August 06, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Moderate amounts have all sorts of vitamin/mineral content. But paleos tend to fixate a bit too much on it, in my opinion. It's a good source of vitamin A - a mere one ounce has nearly 200% RDA. But then you read about some folks eating liver 4-5 times a week, 4-6 ounces a time. Upwards of 8 times the RDA weekly, which is at a toxic level.

The idea that paleolithic people were eating lots of liver (particularly large ruminant liver) is something that doesn't jive with me. (Animal weighting 100s of pounds, and you're going to eat the 1-5 pound liver often? Probably not.)

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18635 · August 06, 2012 at 9:48 PM

You will improve your health because eating liver is healthy.

Edit: Do some study on holism.

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3979 · August 14, 2012 at 5:13 AM

HealthFUL .

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