Just wondering with some news I read about Neu5Gc, excess iron, and inflammation. I bought a side of beef(100% grass fed) and have been eating that for 90% of my meat consumption for a few months. I don't track how much meat per lb I eat in a day, but I do get a fair amount of protein here's a rundown- breakfast: 1/5th of my scramble- 12 eggs 1lb ground beef broccoli cauliflower spinach cooked in lard
Lunch- usually stew some chunk of beef w/bone few pieces of sweet potato onion carrots
dinner- steak, bacon, eggs sweet potato or salad
I also have heavy cream with my coffee. I'm just curious if this sounds healthy, I'd just assumed it was. One concern I have had is that I've always had soft stool since going 100% unprocessed(a little over a year) foods and getting most of my calories from fatty cuts of meat. I try to minimize nut consumption, and fruits to seasonal only, but some of this news has me worrying.
That is indeed a lot of meat. As long as you do well with it, I don't see what the problem is. It's only too much if your body says so. On the other hand, it might be wise to eat nose-to-tail to avoid excess iron and to balance the amino acids.
If that's a pound of meat as you say, then you're looking at roughly 90g or so of protein, which wouldn't be excessive for an active male. 1.5g/kg body weight is an upper limit I've seen for a positive nitrogen balance in men who lift weights. You might be below that target. As far as it being red meat, you'd want to periodically get your ferritin levels checked to see if you have a genetic predisposition toward increased absorption (as many of European descent do). Aside from blood loss, humans excrete most of their iron passively via skin sloughing off, so those with that affliction run into trouble in the presence of a high heme iron/low phytate diet.
That seems like about the same amount of meat I eat per day (maybe even less), my Iron levels actually dropped by 41% when I switched from eating SAD to Paleo. I was giving blood every 3 months for the past 2 years so Ive got a graph showing my total Cholesterol, blood pressure and Iron level and they both improved even though Im eating waaaayyy more meat now.