Red Meat: Should You Curtail it?

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Red Meat: Should You Curtail it?

Post by Innocent chinenye » 28 Mar 2018, 13:34

Most of us are aware that red meat when consumed in excess is not a very healthy choice. But what constitutes an excess of this food, and how bad is it? So, let’s take a closer look at these issues:

First, red meat may shorten your life! In 2012 scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health 25 evaluated results from more than 120,000 subjects in two studies and found that, after a period of 28 years, those who ate the most red meat (two or more servings per day) had a 30% higher risk of dying than those who ate only about 1/2 serving or less per day. They concluded that 8% of deaths in women and almost 10% in men could be prevented if people consumed less than half-a-serving of red meat per day.

Second, red meat is not “heart or brain healthy.” This means that the arteriosclerotic process resulting from consumption of this meat can lead to heart attacks and strokes, both resulting from closure of arteries supplying blood to the heart and brain. So even if you survive, you may impair the function of your heart or brain, and with it, your lifestyle could go out the window. The reason: Red meat is a major source of saturated fat in the average diet.

Finally, there is a relationship between red meat and cancer.To reduce your cancer risk, eat no more than 18 oz. per week of red meats such as beef, pork and lamb, and avoid processed meat such as ham, bacon, salami, hot dogs, and sausage.
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Post by Letora » 23 Apr 2019, 19:53

I've mostly cut red meat out of my diet. This is due to the fact that I follow Weight Watchers and it is high in points. I have lost a lot of weight cutting it out and I don't really like the taste of it anymore.
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Post by lisalynn » 02 May 2019, 21:36

I'm not against red meat. We still eat it from time to time. But we've cut down and noticed our cholesterol numbers have gone down too.

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Post by njc28 » 05 Jun 2019, 12:10

red meat is consumed wordly and can be in every day meal of some People. refer to scientific findings they prove that it should be taken in small quantity or replace with cereals.

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Post by Nicole_Boyd » 23 Jun 2019, 21:38

Our family eats a combination of lean red meat (elk, venison) and chicken and wild turkey. I know my dad has had trouble with gout because of too much red meat, he mostly eats beef though.

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Post by shravsi » 26 Jul 2019, 10:32

Thanks for the information. I eat red meat rarely.

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Post by Florence Nalianya » 09 Aug 2019, 07:34

All I know is that I eat all foods in moderation as long as I have the appetite. Scientists have told us so much but I hold onto the fact that long ago,here in Africa we have groups that lived as hunters and gatherers yet they were just fine.

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Post by corinaelena » 16 Aug 2019, 02:22

Hi! I just finished med school and I am also a vegan. I agree with everhthing you just said...just say no to meat in general, there are so many issues going on right now... If not, at least try some lean meats purchased from a reliable, safe source.

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Post by Thehorselover » 29 Aug 2019, 14:48

If you only eat grass fed no grain beef, it is not a problem for your health.

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