Ew…you may as well eat…
HATE! (betcha thought I was gonna say donuts).
Add a “meat” to these meals ONLY IF that meat is local, clean, natural.
The current turkey/salmonella situation ought to give pause to reflect on the quality of meat one purchases. As the move to low sugar, slow carb diets has gained momentum, it’s important to note that those meat based sources of protein MUST be from local sources, treated humanely, from free/clean living conditions!
This isn’t the forum to review the revolting conditions of factory farmed meats. From breeding to living conditions to slaughtering conditions to any other number of abuses suffered by cows, pigs, and chickens…it is a toxic system. (if you can stomach it, youtube “undercover factory farming” to view the abuses).
So, if you’ve been passing up the pretzels for mass produced beef jerky, it may be a wash. Trade in 1 toxin for another. Add in the flavor enhancers on that jerky…and you’re better off eating nothing!
When discussing diet, it’s very difficulty b/c it’s embedded in culture: geography, politics, ethics, economy, spirituality. But the availability of clean, natural meats is hard to dispute. If you can’t get that in your area or on your budget, then you may consider skipping it all together. The subject line of this post came from JD who said people who eat mass produced meats are still sick on the inside “because it’s like they’re eating hate.” Exactly.
End: Step Up, Bar Heave, Partner Plank