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Chicken over Beef

by (40) Updated July 05, 2013 at 4:28 AM Created July 04, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Hi all,

A fairly open ended question here. When I'm not eating fish, eggs and the odd bit of bacon here and there I'm consuming grass-fed beef as my primary protein source. In what situations would pastured chicken be a better option, assuming both the beef and chicken were sourced from the most 'ideal' place?

It seems the macro/micronutrient profile of beef generally trumps chicken in nearly all aspects, in addition to having a more decent O6:O3 ratio. One may speculate the need to balance beef with chicken may be when people's lipid markers are negatively impacted from being hyper-responsive to dietary saturated fat, but are there any other reasons to choose chicken over beef?

There are some similar questions out there but I wanted to focus on instances when chicken rules over than beef?

Thanks, Mike

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40652 · July 04, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Eat chicken instead of beef when you want chicken, not beef, for dinner. Simple as that.

You can make an argument either way for chicken or beef in terms of nutrition. Or better yet, both are nutritious whole foods. I personally prefer pork to both!

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2328 · July 04, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Paul Jaminet's blog post Chicken, Why Art Thou So Mediocre? sums up the arguments against heavy consumption of chicken.

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103 · July 05, 2013 at 4:28 AM

"In what situations would pastured chicken be a better option, assuming both the beef and chicken were sourced from the most 'ideal' place?"

When we are actually talking about duck.

Non-smart___ response: If you were growing your own food, chickens are good for that sort of thing, and then at some point you'd have to actually eat the chicken. Other than that, I got nothing. shrug

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