Lately, after eating homemade hamburgers or steaks, my stomach starts gurgling and really just feel "cramped"...is it the grease or fat in red meat or is it something else? It doesn't happen when I eat other proteins like turkey or chicken or roast beef.
Sometimes I get that too (nasty stomach aches after eating red meat).
I don't know the reason for it, but it could be an intestinal problem. The intestines are filled with bacteria. The bad ones cause stomach problems like constipation, diarrea, and tummy aches. Unfortunately, the bad bacteria love red meat, so it helps them multiply. But that same red meat kills the good bacteria. (They prefer yogurt and oligosaccarides.) I don't know if that's the reason for the stomach cramps, but it might have something to do with it.
I don't think red meat actually gives most people stomach aches though. You're the only person besides myself that I've ever heard complain about that problem. Maybe we have some digestive problem that makes it difficult for us to digest red meat. Or perhaps our intestines are overly sensitive and they're trying to send us a message.
Hello, According to the original post...You get cramps from homemade hamburger, but not beef pot roast or other meats? This also sounds like you're saying that fast food hamburgers have no affect either, because you point out that the hamburgers are homemade. Pot roast is usually chuck and hamburger can be ground round or ground chuck. Ground round is leaner than chuck, so it can't be the fat. (Pot roast is chuck too.) I would say the problem is how well done the meat is. Homemade hamburgers are really thick and fried in a pan or broiled or put on the barbie. Some homemade hamburgers even contain eggs. Since they are so thick, they really do not get fully cooked so you are actually feeling cramping caused from the still living bacteria in the meat. Pot roast is cooked until it gets really tender and almost falls apart, so it is well done and the bacteria is distroyed/killed from the long cooking time.