Is meat really good for you? Steak, bacon, fried chicken… Some meat products are just too mouth-watering delicious for their own good, but are they healthy? We’re going to figure this out together.
Do you know that the meat industry often gives livestock hormones to make them grow faster? All these additional chemicals contribute to a variety of health problems, including cancer and early puberty in girls. At the same time, meat has its fair share of health benefits too. It contains complex protein and tons of amino acids, some of which our body can’t produce on its own whatsoever. Meat is also a great source of B vitamins.
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– Researchers from the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health found that meat negatively affects fertility in both men and women.
– More research by the Harvard School of Public Health found a connection between red meat and Type 2 diabetes. According to the experts behind the study, 3.5 extra servings of red meat per week increase your chance of developing diabetes by 50%.
– Experts link amino acids found in meat with improved functioning of the immune system. The thing is, your body needs amino acids to successfully create anti-bodies that protect your system from the harmful stuff that makes you sick, like viruses and bacteria.
– Numerous studies, including ones conducted by the University of Washington and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, confirmed that high-protein diets with meat contribute to reducing your appetite and increasing your metabolism.
– Don’t forget that when you cook meat at a high temperature, it can form all types of unsafe compounds like heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
– No matter how much you love meat, you still shouldn’t go overboard with it. The World Cancer Research Fund suggests eating less than 500 grams of meat a week, while the Global Burden of Disease project is sure that it’s healthier to draw the line at 100 grams.
– If you were a big meat lover before, don’t give it up cold turkey. Instead, take small steps towards your goal to make the transition easier for your system. Start by adding more vegetables to your meals and slowly reducing the amount of meat you eat with them.
– To prevent any vitamin or nutrition deficiencies, fill your new menu with healthy foods. It can be fruits, berries, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, grains, dark chocolate, or anything else you like. Creating a healthy menu for yourself is only hard at the beginning.
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