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Recently, I received a question at a seminar:

What is the best meat to consume on an animal-based diet?”

In other words, what is the best meat to consume overall?

To answer this question, I’ve created this short video.

Before diving into specifics, let’s focus on the primary principle: eating real food and prioritizing animal foods in a way that suits your long-term dietary needs.

  1. Initially, you can start with the meats you enjoy and that work well for you.
  2. Once you’ve embraced animal foods fully, it’s advisable to gravitate towards the best choices.

Monogastric Animals

When it comes to animals with one stomach (known as monogastric animals), such as pigs, chickens, fish, and even humans, it’s crucial to prioritize quality. Their simple digestive systems tend to retain the substances, including toxins, from the food they consume. Therefore, investing in high-quality pork, chicken, and fish is essential whenever possible.

Ruminant Animals

On the other hand, ruminant animals, like cows and bison, have a multi-chambered digestive system that transforms plant matter into nutrient-rich flesh. This process results in essential amino acids, vitamins (such as B12 and iron), and minerals.

Ruminant meats also tend to have a more favorable fatty acid composition, with a better balance of omega-6 to omega-3 ratios. Additionally, ruminant animals detoxify plant toxins and environmental toxins, making their meat healthier overall.

Ruminant animals have a lower environmental footprint compared to monogastric animals. They graze on natural vegetation, require less water, and contribute to soil health through rotational grazing practices. Incorporating meats from ruminant animals into your diet can support regenerative farming systems, which aim to restore soil health and promote biodiversity. By making sustainable choices, you contribute to ecologically conscious food production.

Ancestral Wisdom

It is also worth noting that indigenous cultures historically thrived on diets that included a significant amount of herbivore and ruminant meat. These traditional diets have been associated with good health, robust physiques, and the absence of chronic diseases. By including these types of meats in your carnivore diet, you align with the dietary patterns that humans have followed for thousands of years.

Summary – Eat Meat.

In summary, when it comes to the best meat to consume, animal foods in general are recommended as real food should be the priority. As you optimize your choices, beef, bison, and other ruminant meats are ideal and should comprise the majority of your meat consumption. Pork, chicken, eggs, fish, and seafood can make up a smaller part of your diet.

Paul C. Tijerina

Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach