Meat is good for you

meat is good for you

I live outside of San Francisco. Out here, if you eat meat, you get lectured all the time about how meat is bad for you. You also get lectured about how people who don’t eat meat are such fucking wonderful people, and you need to be more like them.

In San Francisco proper, it’s even worse.

Of course, restaurants out here all have to have vegetarian and vegan options. Well, I’m here to tell you that meat is good for you. And I can prove it.

Why meat is good for you

Chicken

Of the popular meats, chicken is my least favorite. It’s bland and without spices or sauces, it’s quite boring. Thus, you either have to spice it or sauce it.

However, it’s still good for you so I’ll still defend chicken. I’m just saying it’s my least favorite of all the popular meats.

Whereas no vegetable has complete proteins, all meats have complete proteins. If you’re a vegetarian, you have to mix and match shit to get complete proteins. You don’t have to do that with meat. You simply enjoy meat and get your complete protein.

That alone is a pretty good sales pitch for any kind of meat. It also offends vegetarians, which I find pretty funny because they don’t like facts that counter their holier than thou attitudes.

Anyways, chicken has complete proteins and is also a good source of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).

Pork

Now pork, I like a hundred times better than chicken. People who don’t eat pork for whatever reason are missing out. Pork actually has flavor. Chicken doesn’t.

You can do so much more with pork too than you can do with chicken. Pork makes wonderful sausages and is wonderful on pizzas. It’s also wonderful alone.

But let’s just talk about the nutritional aspect of pork. Another advantage pork has over chicken – it has way more nutrients. Pork not only supplies you with pretty good protein and fats (fats are great for putting on muscle, contrary to once popular opinion), pork also supplies you pretty good amounts of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Choline, Phosphorus, and Zinc.

Pork even has moderate amounts of Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Potassium. Plus, did I mention it tastes significantly better than chicken?

Beef

I love beef! Best food on the planet.

You cannot consider yourself a top notch chef and not cook beef. You can be a good chef, but that’s it. The elite chefs cook beef. Period.

American steak is the best food I’ve ever had. Argentinians swear they have the best steak. Well, count me in! We’ll be spending several months in Argentina and I’d love to sample their steaks!

As for nutrition, beef is the one and only superfood. That term gets overused, so I love to make fun of it. A superfood should really mean something you can eat nothing but for a week and survive. Instead, it’s just another stupid misused politically correct nonsense word.

When weightlifters want to cut, they’ll eat nothing but steak and eggs for seven straight days. It does wonders!

Beef is high in Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc. It also has good amounts of Riboflavin, Choline, Magnesium, and Potassium. Beef is also the best tasting food on the planet.

Fish

I only take two pills daily – fish oil and Vitamin C. Fish oil because I’m an old man with lots of wear and tear on my body. Vitamin C because Linus Pauling is smarter than I am and he’s managed to convince me that Vitamin C is good for you.

Fish tastes great. When I list my favorite cuisines, Japanese pops up second because I love what they do with fish. In order, I like sashimi, nigiri, then sushi. Great stuff!

Unfortunately, humans have done so much environmental damage that you’re best off limiting your fish intake. Which is just sad. We’ve managed to poison our oceans so you no longer can safely consume fish on a daily basis.

More on that another day. I just want to cover the nutritional elements of fish.

I’m only going to cover salmon, which is my favorite. Different types of fish have different nutrients.

Salmon has high amounts of Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothetic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus. It even has decent amounts of Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc. Speaking of superfoods, salmon would be a good substitute for beef if we haven’t been poisoning the oceans.

Backlash against vegetarians

annoying vegetarian

This is the majority of vegetarians/vegans in the SF Bay Area

Vegetarians – you’ve done this to yourself. It’s your fault.

It would be one thing if you’d simply say “I prefer not to eat meat.” That’s great. More power to you. I totally stand by your convictions and will gladly support you.

Seriously, I’m not joking and I’m not being sarcastic. My vegetarian and vegan friends know that I can cook both vegetarian and vegan food and make it taste pretty good. I believe in Freedom, and support people’s decisions when they in turn support mine.

However, of the vegetarians and vegans in the San Francisco area, you don’t. You constantly lecture us on why you’re so much better than everyone else. And that doesn’t convince me of anything. Rather, it makes me dislike you. And we all know that a lot of you would outright ban meat if you could.

Yes, not all vegetarians are like that. I’ve met some that I really like as people. However, if you’re a vegetarian, you have to admit – there is a really large segment of your population that is annoyingly holier than thou. And it’s significant enough that you’re going to get caught up in the crossfire.

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Roman is an artist, composer, writer, and travel junkie.

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