Friday, 21 June 2013


Its no secret that red meat can be harmful to our health, while its high in proteins, its also packed with with fats that can contribute to heart disease and diabetes  and other compounds that promote cancer
Meat is a healthy food as it contains positive nutrient such as protein, zinc, iron, vitamin D, and vitamin B12. In small amounts, meat may be beneficial for health
Concerns about meat have arisen from studies that found an overall increase in early death in people with high intake of red and processed meat. A recent study found that processed meat is potentially more harmful than red-meat
Processed meats, sausages, salami, and bacon have more saturated fat as part of processing, the visible or saturated fat is ground into the meat, where as visible fat on redmeat is often removed beffore it is cooked or eaten
Saturated fat has been linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, another possible explanation is that processing such as salting, curing, smoking and the addition of compounds such as nitrites may lead to more exposure to carcinogens (compounds that cause cancer)
Eating too much of red meat can harm your health, its high in saturated fats that are known to raise levels of blood cholestorol and contribute plaque build-up in the arteries that raises level of blood pressure and reduces blood flow to the heart
Substituting one serving a day of red meat with other sources of protein such as fish, chicken etc, you dont have to give them up completely, keep your quantities small and reframe your image of a healthy meal. You can add them to your bowl of vegetable salads and stil enjoy your flavors of meat.
Over all lifestyle patterns including a healthy diet and physical activity, not consumption of any individual food have been shown to affect mortality

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