With the rise of the carnivore diet people are asking themselves, "What is the best protein I can buy for my diet?" Well here's you answer, Wagyu. All carnivore diet experts agree that a high fat and high protein diet are essential to making a carnivore diet work for you! (You can read all about this here) Now it is important to have a high amount of fat in the meat that you consume but, it is also important what type of fat you eat as well and what type of fat that is those meats. Wagyu has a great balance fat needed for a carnivore diet
Wagyu Health Benefits
Wagyu cattle have a greater fat deposition compared to European breeds. As intramuscular fat (IMF) improves beef quality at least in juiciness and flavor. Not only are wagyu cow high in IMF, but particularly in monounsaturated fatty acids. A higher percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids lead to a lower fat-melting point which contributes to the softness of beef fat and favorable beef flavor. It also decreases the amount of concentration of cholesterol in consumers, The reason for this is due to the significant amount of 9-desaturase, which takes stearic acid (a saturated fatty acid) and changes into oleic acid (an unsaturated fatty acid). Consuming too much saturated fat can contributed to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Furthermore, Wagyu doesn't only have a high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids it also has a healthy balance of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 in it's meat. Omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, and normal growth and development. As a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid, omega-6s help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system. Wagyu cows are also treated with the highest amount of care and aren't fed anti-biotics like your standard cows. Wagyu farmers in Japan and Australia go to great lengths to ensure the quality of there cattle. Lastly, Wagyu has more fat per ounce of meat making it a perfect fit for a carnivore diet that stress high protein and high fat content.
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We already know that Standard Beef ( Black angus, Long Horn, and ETC) is know to have amount of high amount of saturated and cholesterol which can lead to vast amount of health problems. Standard beef in general has less taste and has less benefits than it's wagyu counterpart.
How to Spot Fake Wagyu?
It’s challenging to sniff out fake Wagyu in the market. It demands a high price, so the industry attracts those shady advertisements and operations. But how can you spare yourself from making the same mis-STEAK?
First, give it a good observation. A raw Japanese Wagyu steak is highly marbled. The fat should appear in dots and lines. It must still be visible no matter how marbled it is. The fat shouldn’t appear in big blocks. The meat should appear hot pink instead of bright red.
Now, if it is acceptable for you to try the American Wagyu breed, that’s a lot trickier. American Wagyu still contains strains of Japanese Wagyu but in a lesser percentage. It is well-marbled but not as aesthetically as Japanese beef. To remind you again, buy from a reputable store and ask for details. Businesses often deceive people, and you don’t deserve it.
Costco beef quality is still questionable. You can’t simply tell that A5 Wagyu Costco is good without having a comparable. Would you ruin this once in a blue moon experience? That is too impractical unless it’s okay for you to lose hundreds of dollars for a not-so-wonderful experience. Would you give the benefit of the doubt and get the chance to enjoy some good treats by paying less? The decision is all yours. Good luck!
Here are some bullet points on the benefits of eating wagyu for your carnivore diet!
- Wagyu is more Dense in IMF
- Wagyu has a higher amount of fat per ounce
- Wagyu has no anti-biotics and treated more carefully than your average cow
- Wagyu has omega-3 and omega-6
We believe that wagyu is the perfect fit for any diet but we specifically believe that it is the best fit for a carnivore diet. Studies have shown that in addition to high amount of fat wagyu contains it is overall healthier fat that will better for you in the long.