Category Archives: Health

Free-Market Meat

Some thoughts on the tradeoffs with animal cruelty. I would love to get pork in a cruelty-free way, and I’d vastly prefer factory-manufactured steak and bacon, if it was indistinguishable in every way from that obtained by killing cattle and pigs.

[Update a while later]

This seems related, somehow: Vegan “pork” rinds.

I disagree with this, though:

Apparently, the gourmands have discovered pork rinds. Yes, the deep-fried, not at all good for you, salt-laden, very high fat, treat found rarely if ever outside the US South or (as chicharones) where there is a sizeable Mexican consumer pool.

They’re actually quite keto, because low carb (close to zero). There’s nothing wrong with high fat, as long as it’s not seed oils.

Eating Healthy

Yes, it’s possible to do it on a budget. The problem with this is that the USDA guidelines are terrible:

The menus offered a variety of food, didn’t have processed foods, were affordable and didn’t require always require cooking to prepare. Each menu also had manageable portions of food without high fat or salt content.

There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with high fat or salt content, as long as the fat isn’t seed oils.