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Red meat, tuna, and eggs everyday


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I've often heard that tuna, red meat, and eggs should NOT be ate everyday. I've even heard they should be limited to a few times per week MAX.

Everyday I eat 3 eggs part of breakfast, a pack of tuna with lunch, and I always eat 93% lean red meat for dinner. Is it really bad to do this? I've gone to the doctor for physical and blood tests - my cholestoral levels and all that stuff is superb. Am I doing any harm in the near future by doing this?

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The danger with tuna is mercury. Check out Blue Ocean and Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood guides for recommendations.

In my opinion, eggs are great to have daily - the concerns over cholesterol from eggs are, as far as I've read, been unfounded.  I eat 2/day, my husband eats 4/day.

Red meat... I have grass fed ground beef or ground bison several times per week. I don't think it's bad to have, although I'm sure there are people who would disagree with me.

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My doctor told me that adults shouldn't eat more than 2 or 3 eggs a week.  My mom had high cholesterol, and used to eat multiple eggs everyday.  By just switching to egg beaters, her cholesterol dropped pretty quickly. 

 

You eat eggs every day and have good blood levels, so you are not a "hyper-responder" (eggs do raise cholesterol in about 30% of people). That means you can enjoy the benefits of eggs every day.

If you use amethystgirl's links, you may find a kind of tuna that is safe to eat 3 times a week or so. You can also consider sardines and kippered herring for some variety.

My personal opinion on beef is to not eat any at all. There are too many reasons to list them all here but they include: sustainability, water resources, mad cow disease, E. Coli., bad fat composition, calcium loss in the urine, hormones, pesticide residues, PCB's, rain forest depletion, unfair public lands grazing practices (which we pay for with higher taxes) etc. The list is a lot longer than that. Even eating beef that was raised on grass, on private land, increases the overall demand for beef and causes problems elsewhere. In analogy, if you waste gasoline, you contribute to all the worldwide problems of oil production, even if the gas you used came from a place that didn't have present specific problems (like the gulf).

I've never heard anything bad about bison raising, but don't know much about it. If you really want red meat, maybe you have a friend that hunts elk or deer, who is willing to share.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

The danger with tuna is mercury. Check out Blue Ocean and Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood guides for recommendations.

In my opinion, eggs are great to have daily - the concerns over cholesterol from eggs are, as far as I've read, been unfounded.  I eat 2/day, my husband eats 4/day.

Red meat... I have grass fed ground beef or ground bison several times per week. I don't think it's bad to have, although I'm sure there are people who would disagree with me.

Definitely AGREE with you! :) Albacore Tuna farmed in the US is supposedly OKAY these days... Tonnino Tuna (brand) is very low mercury and delicious!

I adore eggs too... I eat 2 to 3 every day as well but I also make sure that I am eating omega-3 enriched eggs! My grocer actually has eggs that EACH contain 660 mg of omega-3s PER EGG! How awesome is that?!

And grass-fed red meats... oh I have always been an advocate!! :) Eat up and enjoy!

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Original Post by amethystgirl:

The danger with tuna is mercury. Check out Blue Ocean and Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood guides for recommendations.

In my opinion, eggs are great to have daily - the concerns over cholesterol from eggs are, as far as I've read, been unfounded.  I eat 2/day, my husband eats 4/day.

Red meat... I have grass fed ground beef or ground bison several times per week. I don't think it's bad to have, although I'm sure there are people who would disagree with me.

Definitely AGREE with you! :) Albacore Tuna farmed in the US is supposedly OKAY these days... Tonnino Tuna (brand) is very low mercury and delicious!

I adore eggs too... I eat 2 to 3 every day as well but I also make sure that I am eating omega-3 enriched eggs! My grocer actually has eggs that EACH contain 660 mg of omega-3s PER EGG! How awesome is that?!

And grass-fed red meats... oh I have always been an advocate!! :) Eat up and enjoy!

where did you hear of a "farmed" tuna being safe or healthy? I haven't ever run into that.

I alternate mornings between 2 eggs, peanut butter, or cheese as a protein/fat source. But when I was dorming at school, the only thing that was good was the eggs(there was no cheese, and the pb tasted horrible), so I had scrambled eggs(probably 2-3) every morning. My cholestrol is also fine. 

I don't eat too much tuna-I find the canned stuff bland. When I can get it, I'll eat tuna sashimi, and lots of it.

After my recent stomach problems flare up, I've tried to limit all red meat to either garnish in stir fry, or up to 3 oz/every few days. I promised myself that if I was gonna eat a meat dinner, I'll order in some grass fed organic steak. Perhaps for my birthday next month.

Be careful about those Omega-3 eggs. The amount of Omega-3 can vary a lot, and there is no standard way to measure it.  You would do better to eat the flax seed they feed to the chickens yourself!

http://www.cspinet.org/new/200706211.html

I think everyone here has probably given you a little tidbit on nutrition. If you' haven't seen What's Wrong with What We Eat, you should. 

Btw, farmed fish is never healthy nor safe. Check out the breeding conditions. It's just as bad as the chickens that wallow in their own filth. If you'd like more info after you've watched the link, feel free to send me a message. I'd be more than happy to talk "good food choices" with you. 

- Sunny

Original Post by oldguysrule:

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

The danger with tuna is mercury. Check out Blue Ocean and Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood guides for recommendations.

In my opinion, eggs are great to have daily - the concerns over cholesterol from eggs are, as far as I've read, been unfounded.  I eat 2/day, my husband eats 4/day.

Red meat... I have grass fed ground beef or ground bison several times per week. I don't think it's bad to have, although I'm sure there are people who would disagree with me.

Definitely AGREE with you! :) Albacore Tuna farmed in the US is supposedly OKAY these days... Tonnino Tuna (brand) is very low mercury and delicious!

I adore eggs too... I eat 2 to 3 every day as well but I also make sure that I am eating omega-3 enriched eggs! My grocer actually has eggs that EACH contain 660 mg of omega-3s PER EGG! How awesome is that?!

And grass-fed red meats... oh I have always been an advocate!! :) Eat up and enjoy!

where did you hear of a "farmed" tuna being safe or healthy? I haven't ever run into that.

Well these sites could be bias since they're selling TUNA but... eh, oh well... I think their tuna is TASTY! Laughing

http://www.tonninotuna.com/MercuryInTunaFish. asp

http://www.vitalchoice.com/faq.cfm#199

 

 

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Original Post by oldguysrule:

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

The danger with tuna is mercury. Check out Blue Ocean and Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood guides for recommendations.

In my opinion, eggs are great to have daily - the concerns over cholesterol from eggs are, as far as I've read, been unfounded.  I eat 2/day, my husband eats 4/day.

Red meat... I have grass fed ground beef or ground bison several times per week. I don't think it's bad to have, although I'm sure there are people who would disagree with me.

Definitely AGREE with you! :) Albacore Tuna farmed in the US is supposedly OKAY these days... Tonnino Tuna (brand) is very low mercury and delicious!

I adore eggs too... I eat 2 to 3 every day as well but I also make sure that I am eating omega-3 enriched eggs! My grocer actually has eggs that EACH contain 660 mg of omega-3s PER EGG! How awesome is that?!

And grass-fed red meats... oh I have always been an advocate!! :) Eat up and enjoy!

where did you hear of a "farmed" tuna being safe or healthy? I haven't ever run into that.

Well these sites could be bias since they're selling TUNA but... eh, oh well... I think their tuna is TASTY!

http://www.tonninotuna.com/MercuryInTunaFish. asp

http://www.vitalchoice.com/faq.cfm#199

 

 

This is fairly new, and I haven't heard of it before. Thanks. It is quite different from  regular fish farming (like salmon). They catch the tuna, put it in pens, and fatten it up by  feeding sardines. It may have some problems, but at least they aren't feeding the fish pellets, which is a big part of the problem with regular fish farms. They are using if mostly for Bluefin Tuna, because sushi is so valuable and sushi eaters really like the extra fat content (the fish don't get much exercise,lol).

I eat red meat about six times a week. I've been eating that much for quite some time now. Supposively they say red meat everyday causes early death, arthritis, cancer, and lots of other things. Then again, it seems everything we eat these days they say will kill us. Yell I buy lean red meat though (93%), so I'm wondering if the concern is due to regular red meat having such high saturated fat content?

Either way I love beef so I probably won't give it up anytime soon. The meat I buy has 9g fat/3.5g saturated/23g protein per 4oz. serving.

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