The University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter
This group reports, "Fatty red meat has about the same amount of cholesterol as lean cuts, since cholesterol is found primarily in the lean tissue, not in the fat." That means that the propaganda we have been given about cutting off the fat from meat is a lot of bunk. Does this agree with the Word of God?
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy piano tools: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. (Ecclesiastes 10:17)
In the same line of thinking, SCIENCE NEWS for Feb. 17, 96 reports that a team of doctors in Australia has learned that cholesterol can be reduced in the blood by eating fish oil or flax oil. It was even shown that if these were used in the diet of cattle, their meat and milk products changed in the proteins which both inhibit and aggravate cholesterol in the blood. The diet of cows was changed to include flax products. If this is true, it should be great for flax growers, and the New Age space cadets will now have another horror as we find more need to eat fish.
Is this an accurate report? I don't know. SCIENCE NEWS is about as responsible as a pro-evolutionist rag can get. Keep watching. I want to hear from anyone who can add to this in the coming days.
Back to the U of Calif. Wellness Letter- They report that, "A lumberjack or boxer needs about the same amount of protein as a middle-aged office worker who rarely leaves his desk." Why? Because protein is not used by the body to fuel activity. It is used to build the body, mainly the nervous system and the brain. The thing that the lumberjack and the office worker can't have in common is carbohydrate intake. That is the fuel of the body. Well, the Wellness Letter may just be off a little bit. A study showed that the reason Japanese men are so much bigger and muscular than their parents is because of eating more protein, or Big Macs. So, there is some difference in the two men in the above model in regard to protein, not one day at a time, but over the long haul. Red meat DOES seem to be part of good strength. Wellness Letter's point is useful though, since we eat a lot more red meat than we need. African cultures in many countries eat a lot less red meat than we do, but I have seen Africans work hard day after day on that diet with good health. The notion that the Masai of Kenya drink blood by the bucket is only a myth. Their blood intake is rather modest. I lived there. Their red meat intake is very low, but their stamina is fantastic. Really, just eat food and enjoy it.