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Of all the foods to eat rare, which is least safe? Fish, duck, pork, beef?

Pork: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Hi i am 13 weeks pregnant. it safe to eat corned beef ?

 Hi i am 13 weeks pregnant. it safe to eat corned beef

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Yes (within reason): Corned beef has a large quantity of salt but it has less "chemicals" than most processed meats. Unless your on salt restriction (blood pressure or "swelling" problems a reasonable portion of corned beef is safe. Enjoy Be Well Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat medium rare beef with Marsala wine sauce when breastfeeding?

Should be OK: If you're talking about a steak, it should be OK -- the outside is seared thoroughly. I would definitely suggest that if you are having ground beef that it is well done -- ground beef has the potential of bacteria within the ground beef if not cooked completely through. ...Read more

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How bad is beef for health?

How bad is beef for health?

Not bad if lean: Lean beef is not bad for one's health, as long as it is consumed in moderation. Your leaner cuts of beef include the filet mignon and new york steaks. The fattier and less healthy cuts include your prime rib and rib eye cuts. Stick with the healthier, leaner cuts and enjoy in moderation. ...Read more

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Are beef sweetbreads healthy?

Are beef sweetbreads healthy?

No: Sweetbread is the pancreas. First, any beef product is unhealthy. There is no reason to ever eat that. There are many other dining options out there. Second, you increase your fat intake (particularly the pancreas compared to muscle meat), cholesterol, and inflammation, especially if it's not organic, free-roaming, vegetarian-fed (what cows naturally eat). ...Read more

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Why dose beef make me feel sick?

Why dose beef make me feel sick?

Reaction: There are a few reasons why beef might be affecting you. It could be an allergy to the beef or a even a sensitivity. Sometime people react to beef because of what the cow was given (like the grains it was fed or the hormones and antibiotics it was given). If it is an allergy or sensitivity, there are some tests that your doctor can do to get more information. ...Read more

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What is effect of eating rare beef?

What is effect of eating rare beef?

Not much: Rare beef occurs when the cooking does not denature the red myoglobin in the beef. In this country beef is inspected and certified so disease is unlikely from poorly cooked beef. It does contain a goody amount of nutritional protein, and a few vitamins like vitamin b-12 less common in vegetable sources. Rarely beef can be contaminated during processing and outbreaks of illness have occurred. ...Read more

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