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Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by thoollz: 8:49pm On Aug 29, 2017
Snake meat is not common in Western meals, but is popular in other cultures for its supposed health benefits. Snake meat is also being more widely accepted as a healthy exotic game meat, and is often offered along side other exotic meats like alligator and ostrich in Western restaurants or over the Internet.

What is Snake Meat?

Snakes are reptiles that are found in most countries in the world. Some snakes are venomous, meaning that they can inject poison into the bloodstream through a bite. The most popular snake meat in the United States comes from rattlesnakes, although other types, such as python, are available over the Internet. Rattlesnake meat is commonly eaten in the Southwest, and popular recipes include rattlesnake chili and barbecued snake meat. Other cultures generally eat their own, locally found snakes.

Snakes are considered medicinal in Chinese lore, as a "warming" food, and the blood of snakes is often mixed with liquor to produce a virility enhancer. Traditional South American medicine includes dried or powdered snake meat which is believed to cure several different illnesses. Snake meat is usually said to taste like chicken, but a closer approximation is frog legs. Snake meat can be very tough if not prepared well.

Health Benefits of Snake

Snake meat contains protein like any other type of meat. Protein is necessary for many body systems, including the development of muscles. Protein provides amino acids the body cannot obtain any other way, which do everything from building cell walls, to regulating hormones. Snake meat contains roughly 93 calories per 100g (3.5 oz) of raw meat, depending on the type of snake. This is roughly half the calories and one third the amount of fat of a similar amount of sirloin beef steak. Fewer calories and less fat content for the same weight of meat can aid dieters in controlling their weight.

Cautions About Snake Meat

As snake meat is not often sold commercially in the United States, it does not have particular, rigid health standards that other meats do. Rattlesnake meat is often sold from "Rattlesnake Roundups," which are similar in atmosphere to rodeos and have been accused of low standards of food preparation. This is of particular concern as rattlesnake meat in South America has been linked several times with severe strains of salmonella, which grows in the snake's gut. This bacteria is neutralized by proper handling and by cooking. Snakes, like other animals, may also contain parasites and other infections that can be transmitted to humans, which can also be neutralized by proper handling, freezing, and thorough cooking. Snake venom must enter the blood stream to pose any danger to people, so there are no concerns about poisoning from eating most snakes.

Snake meat is relatively low in fat and calories, high in protein and some consider it a rising star in the food industry. However, like any type of meat, it should be prepared and cooked carefully to ensure it does not result in infection or food poisoning.

Source: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/7-essential-exercises-that-target-your-glutes.html

cc: lalasticlala

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by joe4real12: 9:02pm On Aug 29, 2017
I'm on my way to snake pepper soup n Palm wine Joint.

I hope to meet Lala over there.

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Kondomatic(m): 9:07pm On Aug 29, 2017
Cobra or dog pepper soup are the best anti malaria drugs on earth

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Amajerry83(m): 9:14pm On Aug 29, 2017
Lala right now

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by OkuFaba(m): 9:40pm On Aug 29, 2017
OP Lalasticlala will be smiling now and blessing you for this post

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by sammoe(m): 10:16pm On Aug 29, 2017
Counter thread, eh?


There are two kinds of people on Nairaland: those who eat snakes and those who don't.

Which are you?

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Nobody: 9:30am On Aug 30, 2017
I thought as much

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by flawlessT(f): 9:30am On Aug 30, 2017
I can't even eat it for any reason biko embarassed

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by massinola(m): 9:31am On Aug 30, 2017
Lolz
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Nobody: 9:31am On Aug 30, 2017
I don't know what would happen to Lalasticlala if we tell him not to eat snake meat again, can he even survive a week without that? grin grin

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Dottore: 9:31am On Aug 30, 2017
Hian
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by chynie: 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
I have been expecting this counter thread since yesterday when I saw a thread against eating snakes.
lala cannot let it go like that, downgrading his favourite food.
and see as e hIT FP sharp sharp

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by GreatEvilBeast(m): 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
In this country everything is edible as long as its not a human being. Until we kickstart a global pandemic one day. cry
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Miraxzeebility(m): 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
I prefer snake meat to human meat

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by andymofia(m): 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
anuofia
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Angelb4: 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
One other benefit, you will be poisonous too.

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Khutie: 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
•••Oga Lala feeling funky right now!

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by GreatEvilBeast(m): 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked
wait for it

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Bills2307(m): 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
Kondomatic:
Cobra or dog pepper soup are the best anti malaria drugs on earth
av Mercy.

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by ZACHIE: 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
ISALIE
NOBENEFITJORR
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by itsRhamzy: 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
Lalasticlala right now be feeling like.. grin grin

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by QuietHammer(m): 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
The season of counter-threads is upon us
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Defaramade(m): 9:33am On Aug 30, 2017
Lalasticlala right now

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Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Kamobliss: 9:34am On Aug 30, 2017
lala and c0 will be happy
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by coldsummer: 9:34am On Aug 30, 2017
Smh.

Snake is not dangerous unless it comes it enters the bloodstream. What is the operation eating it had injury in his mouth.


Why would anyone even consider eating snake
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by AmaechiLinus(m): 9:34am On Aug 30, 2017
I dey forbid snake please. I close my eyes pass shall
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by SHALLREIGN(m): 9:35am On Aug 30, 2017
Okay, Seen!

Next Pls...
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by MykLANNY(m): 9:35am On Aug 30, 2017
OP.. You dint add that eating snake meat makes your bite poisonous too.
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Realkenny(m): 9:35am On Aug 30, 2017
undecided

Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by Praissey: 9:35am On Aug 30, 2017
Lala ti yari o.� The guy no gree. He quickly pushed "benefits of snake meat" to front-page.
Re: Benefits Of Eating Snake Meat by PearlStreet(m): 9:35am On Aug 30, 2017
Lalasticlala, I sight you.

As for those girls that claim they can't eat snake meat but are they're experts at sucking long deak, God his waiting for you at the corner with his long koboko.

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