Unless you've been on the planet zarg lately, you'll no doubt be aware of all the recent media frenzy regarding red meat. It stems from the findings of two large US health and lifestyle investigations which looked at data from over 121,000 men and women over a period of more than 20 years.
The conclusion, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, was that eating an extra daily serving of unprocessed red meat, equivalent to a helping of beef, lamb or pork about the size of the palm of your hand, raises your mortality rate by 13%, while a serving of processed meat such as bacon, hot dogs or salami increased it by a whopping 20%. Conversely, replacing red meat with fish, poultry, or plant-based protein foods will help you to live longer reducing your mortality rate by 20%.
So should we all be giving up red meat?
Whilst some might argue 'we've all gotta go sometime', the researchers of this study suggest the answer might be 'yes' as they concluded that cutting red meat out of theRead More »from The truth about eating red meat