And what about animal cruelty?
Are the animals you are eating healthy to begin with?
Is there a difference between grass fed beef and common everyday grocery store, restaurant meat?
This video helps to answer these questions and more. Also read below and be sure to leave us your opinion in the comment box.
Meat & Dairy Health Tips: Grass Fed vs. Factory Farming, Animal Cruelty
The 80/20 Diet Principle
The 80 – 20 principle is popular in the business world. You get 80% of your results from 20% of your efforts.
The alkaline diet suggests 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid food. The 20% on the acidic side of the equation is very important for good nutrition. Most protein sources are on the acid side of the chart. Including beef. Protein is made of of amino acids, very important for good nutrition and body function.
Personally, I like to make sure my protein sources are of the highest quality possible. That means if I am going to eat some beef, I want it from a cow that was raised naturally and organically if possible. A cow’s natural diet is grass and other green plants. Cows should be able to roam around in the field, outside in the sunshine and fresh air.
A farmer’s market is a good place to find better quality meats like:
- Grass fed beef
- Free range eggs
- Organic cheese
You can also do a search for local food co-ops. They sometimes have superior quality foods.
If you eat an animal that was healthy to begin with, you have a better chance of maintaining good health. Common sense or what?
So to answer the first question, – Is there space in the alkaline diet for beef? The answer is; Yes – and hopefully it is organically raised, grass fed beef from a nearby local farmer. It can be part of the 20% of the important acid forming part of the diet.