“Is red meat harmful” Beef it up! The JUICY scoop on Red meat.

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So, what’s the beef with eating red meat?  One day, you’re told that it is caustic to your health, and the next, you’re being told that it’s good for you. “Is red meat harmful”, is it a Fact or a Myth? Should you Eat up or completely avoid it? I have been getting lots of questions from my carnivorous clients who want to stay healthy and fit while preventing or healing their bodies of chronic illnesses. Well, here’s the 411 on red meat!

Let’s first look at the science. The biggest benefit of eating beef is that it is an excellent source of protein. It’s also a good source of iron, zinc, and B-complex vitamins. Zinc is helpful in healing damaged tissue and supports a healthy immune system. B-complex vitamins are necessary for breaking down carbohydrates, optimizing cognitive function, preventing various types of cancers, improving mood, and reducing the physiological response to stress. Iron helps in the production of hemoglobin, a substance that transports oxygen in the blood and helps produce the energy and stamina needed to carry out your daily activities, and is useful in preventing anemia.

 As for the risks, there is some concern that eating beef may increase the risk of certain cancers, such as colon and rectal cancers. There is also concern that eating beef may contribute to heart disease.  There is certainly a correlation between these studies. However, these risks are generally associated with regularly eating large amounts of meat or processed meat products. When it comes to eating lean red meat or unprocessed beef in moderation, the risks are much lower. Many experts believe that lean red meat can be part of a healthy diet.

Lean beef is a variety of beef that has less than 10% fat, making it healthier than regular beef in terms of calories and saturated fat. Lean red meat is very high in iron and it has no carbohydrates, so it’s an ideal choice for anyone following a low-carb diet. You can add lean red meat to your meals and still eat a healthy diet.

So, how can you include lean beef in your diet? The key is eating in moderation. Limit your weekly consumption of HIGH-GRADE grass-fed beef to two 4-ounce servings. Pick cuts that are labeled “extra lean”. Avoid processed meats since they frequently include chemical additives that may be harmful to your health.

.Are you a carnivore? If not, how do you stay stacked with protein in your diet? 

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