Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Where to find Essential Nutrients on a Carnivorous Diet



Did you know that animal foods are extremely nutrient dense?

It's true!

Animal foods are also void of anti-nutrients and sugars that inhibit nutrient absorption, making the nutrients more bioavailable and easier for our bodies to use.

Carnivorous ways of eating among people is not something that is truly discussed very often. Many times, we find that when putting a discussion about people who eat meat into proper context, we are actually discussing Omnivores. 

Carnivores rarely, if ever, eat plant foods. As a carnivore, a typical dinner plate for me contains around one pound of meat and nothing else. The typical dinner plate of an Omnivore will contain meat, vegetables, and starches.

Many cultures have thrived for multiple generations eating carnivorously. However, there isn't a single culture that has thrived for multiple generations eating as herbivores or Vegan. So, I find it odd there are so many fears surrounding the carnivorous way of eating and so much encouragement to be Vegan.

Whichever way you choose to eat, most people understand the importance of proper nutrition to their overall wellbeing. The problem is, there is a lot of confusion as to how to obtain it.

Let's take a look at where to find essential nutrients on a Carnivorous diet:


Essential Nutrient
Food Source
Vitamin A
Liver, eggs
Vitamin B1
Liver, pork, eggs
Vitamin B2
Beef, liver, eggs
Vitamin B3
Meat, liver
Vitamin B6
Liver, tuna, pork, steak
Vitamin B12
Liver, eggs, milk, cheese
Vitamin B15
Organ meats, eggs
Biotin
Eggs, yogurt, milk, meat, liver
Vitamin C
Liver, fish, roe, butter, cream, milk
Calcium
Milk, meat, eggs, salmon, sardines
Chlorine
Bacon, beef, fish, eggs
Choline
Liver, eggs, bacon
Chromium
Meat
Cobalt
Liver, organs, meat
Copper
Seafood, organs, meat
Vitamin D
Liver, eggs, fish, organs, meat
Vitamin E
Chicken thighs, eggs, butter
Vitamin F
Fish
Fluorine
Egg yolks, goats milk
Folate
Chicken liver and meat, beef liver and meat, eggs
Inositol
Liver, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, organs
Iodine
Milk, fish, boiled eggs, seafood
Iron
Meat
Vitamin K
Liver
Lithium
Beef, eggs, pork
PABA
Meat, liver, eggs
Pantothenic Acid
Liver, chicken, milk, yogurt
Potassium
Pork, beef, chicken
Magnesium
Fish, meat, eggs
Manganese
Seafood, fish
Molybdenum
Eggs, yogurt, fish
Selenium
Meat, fish, seafood
Silicon
Organs, meat
Sodium
Meat, bacon
Sulfur
Eggs, meat
Vitamin T
Egg yolks
Zinc
Oysters, beef, pork, dark meat chicken


I would like to add that this isn't a complete list and values have not been taken into consideration, they are all just source examples.

With such an extensive nutrient list, it isn't hard to see why so many carnivorous cultures thrived off of animal foods for so long, and why many are regaining their health switching to a carnivorous way of eating.


3 comments:

  1. I agree ... keep the eggs in your diet along with all that meat and you'll get all the nutrients you need and then some.

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  2. I eat only raw beef, raw eggs and butter. I'm getting all the nutrients my body requires and I feel great.

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  3. I eat only raw beef, raw eggs and butter. When not eating, I drink mineral water from glass bottles. Been zero carb for 2 1/2 years. Eating raw beef and raw eggs since last Summer.

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