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Randh
10-09-2013, 06:02 PM
I normally get most of my fat from flax, fish oil, walnuts, avocados, and salmon.

I've been buying 96% lean ground beef and got to wondering. Is the fat in ground beef more on the healthy kind (like salmon) or unhealthy?

dbman4
10-09-2013, 06:13 PM
I normally get most of my fat from flax, fish oil, walnuts, avocados, and salmon.

I've been buying 96% lean ground beef and got to wondering. Is the fat in ground beef more on the healthy kind (like salmon) or unhealthy?

Yes.. it is definitely good for you.

WMLifting
10-09-2013, 06:15 PM
It is good for you. Contains some saturated fats and small amounts of cholesterol.

OP watch your total daily EPA and DHA consumption.

Randh
10-09-2013, 06:16 PM
Perfect, I'll start buying the 85% lean beef rather than the 96% lean. I mean I can def fit the fat into my macros. I always just assumed that ground beef fat was unhealthy for some reason.

SuperHippo
10-09-2013, 06:17 PM
the only unhealthy fat is trans fat and ground beef from a grocery store most likely has none

mtb4life95
10-09-2013, 06:21 PM
the only unhealthy fat is trans fat and ground beef from a grocery store most likely has none

Actually excess saturated fat as well can lead to CV disease in the long run. The shape of the molecules allow them to stack more closely creating occlusion of blood vessels.

WMLifting
10-09-2013, 06:24 PM
the only unhealthy fat is trans fat and ground beef from a grocery store most likely has none
Please elaborate why trans fats are bad for you, and where you came to the assumption that beef did not contain any.

brandonbourgoin
10-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Yes its fine. I try to limit how much red meat i eat but i deff will have it at least 2-3 times per week. Natural healthy fats.

Randh
10-09-2013, 06:31 PM
OP watch your total daily EPA and DHA consumption.

Ehh, can you elaborate a bit? I'm pretty new to the nutrition thing, figuring it out as I go. I know my fish oil has a lot, is to much bad for you?

gbullock32
10-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Please elaborate why trans fats are bad for you, and where you came to the assumption that beef did not contain any.Man made industrial trans-fats are bad, ones found naturally in food are fine.

rolandszi
10-09-2013, 06:50 PM
96% is good too