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Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

The vast majority of people believe that red meat and associated saturated fat are bad for you? However, that is not what science says!

In fact, a recent, extremely well-done study showed just the opposite! Unlike many other studies that looked at meat consumption and health – this one a world population. The study also adjusted for other lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, and alcohol consumption, making this a much better test of whether red meat really is the bad guy it should be!

In this study, the authors looked at the overall health effects of total meat consumption in 175 countries around the world. Here are their main conclusions:

“…Consumption of energy from carbohydrate crops (cereals and tubers) does not lead to a higher life expectancy, and that total meat consumption correlates with higher life expectancy independent of the competing effects of total caloric intake, economic prosperity, urban benefits and obesity† WOW – not what you thought right?

Furthermore, that “humans have adapted to eating meat from the perspective of their more than two million years of evolution.”

“Meat from small and large animals provided optimal nutrition to our ancestors who developed genetic, physiological and morphological adaptations for eating meat products, and we inherited those adaptations.”

“Our message from the paper is that eating meat is beneficial to human health, provided it is consumed in moderation and the meat industry is run ethically.”

Click here to view the study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8881926/

If you’re concerned about saturated fat intake from meat, check out this previous blog post on the subject, as saturated fat is generally NOT a problem for most people: http://workoutanytime.blogspot.com/2016 / 10/is-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol-real.html

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