Monday, June 27, 2016

What are the 5 Health Concern Associated with Red Meat

We all love eating red meat and I am guilty of it. Admitted it or not any kind of muscle meat from mammals, the red juicy meat coming beef, pork, lamb, veal, goat, and even from the horse has long been linked to heart disease and in 2015, the World Health Organization named it apparently as a carcinogen. 

I understand that we cannot avoid eating red juicy meat, especially from our favorite restaurant. The burgers and steak that we love can be one of the causes of sickness that we can get. Of course, I can’t say and tell you to stop eating it, but to eat it in moderation.


Below are various health concerns that you should know that are linked to red meat:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Diabetes
  4. Colorectal cancer
  5. Shorter lifespan

Researchers has been continuously studying about this matter and trying to understand how red meat affects disease risk and what would be the ideal amount to eat.  I am sure that it will take more years of research before they will prove it.

What should we do for now?

There are a few simple things we can all take to be a little bit healthier by doing the following:

· Choose lean cuts of red meat, like a fillet.

· Watch your portions. Experts recommend that should be healthier to have about a size of a card deck which is 3 -4 ounces.  Burgers can be half a pound.

· Eat 11 to 14 ounces of red meat a week and divide it serving throughout the week.

· Check out if it has a nitrite- and nitrate-free versions of the processed meats.

· Cook red meat at lower temps for longer periods of time rather than grilling or frying. Remember the concept, “Think low and slow.”

· Match your meals with enough amount of fiber to clean up your intestines. 

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