Are all meats equal?

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    Sep 16, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    So in a break for political threads how a general fitness question:

    While on the goal to gaining weight I've wondered if there is on or several types of meat that offer a better choice when sliced and offered between bread. My selection is always the same:

    - Salami: With cheese, pickles, and mustard.
    - Turkey Breast: With lettuce, mayo, and pickles.

    I don't mind other kinds off sandwich meat, but I like to stick with those two. But seeing as how deli meat never offers any nutritional facts... is there a superior meat(s)?



    ** Before someone mentions Tuna, not counting it since the smell of tuna seems to be something people always pick up on after eating.**
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    Sep 16, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    Depends on what kind of weight you are looking to gain..Salami is high in fat..I love it but I rarely eat it..same with pepperoni.
    Roast beef is good..low fat/ high protein.

    Cheese, a lot of people debate that..most saying you should not eat cheese due to the fat content, I use it sparingly, except when eating pizza hehe.


  • bigtallguy

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    Sep 16, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    Yes, all meats feel an equal amount of pain when you murder them in order to dress your sandwich.
  • groundcombat

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    Sep 16, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    bigtallguy saidYes, all meats feel an equal amount of pain when you murder them in order to dress your sandwich.


    Yes, deliciously satistfying murder. icon_smile.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 16, 2008 6:55 AM GMT
    Not if you read dic pic in profile thread!!!

    Sounds like the guys with the little ones got mad in there. icon_lol.gif

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  • GQjock

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    Sep 16, 2008 8:41 AM GMT
    Of course they are not all the same
    Salami is loaded with fat and sodium
    If you're looking for sandwich meats try roasted chicken or turkey instead
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    Sep 16, 2008 9:12 AM GMT
    Definitely stay away from the salami and other preserved meats as they contain sodium nitrite which forms carcinogenic N-nitrosamines when consumed:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_nitrite
    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question233.htm

    It isn't a worry if you eat it occasionally, but you mentioned your goal is to gain weight so that must mean you were consuming a lot of it????

    Tuna with a minty after should do the trick with the bad breath. Eggs are good too but I guess it has the same problem as tuna ;-)
  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 16, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    groundcombat said
    bigtallguy saidYes, all meats feel an equal amount of pain when you murder them in order to dress your sandwich.


    Yes, deliciously satistfying murder. icon_smile.gif


    I agree, especially a really rare slice of grill steak. The bloodier the better.
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    Sep 16, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    groundcombat said
    bigtallguy saidYes, all meats feel an equal amount of pain when you murder them in order to dress your sandwich.


    Yes, deliciously satistfying murder. icon_smile.gif


    I can't eat if it doesn't involve the suffering of the innocent.
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    Sep 16, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    Muchmore again offers good advice.

    However, if you are going to stick with deli meats stay with chicken and turkey breast. If you check out the nutritional information (which is printed on the package the pre-sliced meat came in as well as available online) you will see that wafer turkey is about as fat-free as ham, ick. So, avoid wafer turkey and go for something approximating the real thing.
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    Sep 16, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    I don't what wafer turkey is, but I stick with chicken, turkey or ham for deli meats, and lean towards goat meat when I eat out at Indian or Greek restaurants. Supposedly it is lower in fat than beef, pork or lamb.
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    Sep 16, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    Some meats are more equal than others.

    I like both light meat and dark meat. (Oh wait, we're talking about food here.)

    I don't dress my meat. I looks foolish in a little petticoat.

    I like lots of meat, but low fat, and a flat stomach is nice too.

    I'm kind of on the fence about bratwurst. I start to swallow it, then I decide not to, then I start to swallow it again, then I decide not to again, then...




    Personally, I like chicken mostly, turkey, filet occasionally. Don't like ham - too salty. Pork I can take or leave. Love bacon but I'm smart enough to only have it rarely. The rest of the time it's Salmon and Tuna, (lots of Salmon)
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    Sep 16, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    In the steam room, all meats are not equal.
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    Sep 17, 2008 2:49 PM GMT
    Go read Michael Pollan's The Ominivore's Dilemma and you will know some beef are inferior to other beef..... some eggs from others,,, salmon from other salmon...

    it has to do with how the cattle was raised.... how the chickens are farmed....


    grass fed vs grain fed; intensive industrial farming ( which the world now practices esp the USA) vs pasture fed animals......

    grain fed beef wreaks havoc with the omega3 omega 6 ratio. this is also the case with farming salmon.

    the evil bit of uncontrollled capitalism and big corporations fucked up the worlds' ecology,,, our food..... our environment.. and us...

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    Sep 17, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    it is one thing to gain muscle ,, though one got to eat responsibly in regards to the environment.

    May be I am off the point here....
  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 17, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    maverickcj_ca saidDepends on what kind of weight you are looking to gain..Salami is high in fat..I love it but I rarely eat it..same with pepperoni.
    Roast beef is good..low fat/ high protein.

    Cheese, a lot of people debate that..most saying you should not eat cheese due to the fat content, I use it sparingly, except when eating pizza hehe.




    What do you mean by the kind of weight you want to gain? You don't truly believe that eating fat translates to fat gain do you?

    Oh, and deli meats overall are pretty much garbage unless you slice the meat yourself fresh from a butcher. They're loaded with sodium and other preservatives. Doesn't mean I don't eat them on occasion, but just keep that in mind.