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Monday, February 25, 2013

Red Meat Has Health Benefits Too!

Usually, red meat is treated like a villain among foods. Meat can hardly be called healthy when it ranks among the most cholesterol rich foods in the world. On top of that, promoters of vegetarianism also say that eating meat increases the chances of developing cancer. However, red meat has some undeniable health benefits.

Meat may not be healthy for everyone. For example, heart patients or people who have diabetes should not eat this cholesterol rich food. But, red meat has health benefits for people who are athletes or building muscles.


Here are some of the health benefits of eating red meat including beef, lamb, mutton and pork.
  • Red meat is rich in zinc. Trace minerals like zinc are rare and not available in many foods. So, red meat means one of the rare sources of this minerals.
  • Red meat is good for men who want to bulk up their muscles. Nothing works like some sheer animal proteins to beef up your biceps and triceps.
  • The health benefits of red meat are very important for women. Meat is healthy for women because it contains abundance of iron. Many women, especially Indian women lack iron and thus are prone to anemia.
  • The zinc in red meat gives a boost to immune system and does not allow you to fall sick easily.
  • Red meat is filled with vitamin B12 which is absolutely essential for the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
  • If you are pregnant then red meat is healthy for your baby. This is because it helps to build DNA using proteins.
  • Red meat increases your overall strength and stamina primarily because it helps build strong muscles. Apart from that, it also improves bone health.
Thus red meat has many health benefits that do not come to light because of its cholesterol content. Choose lean cuts of meat and cook it absolutely without oil or butter. In this way, you can enjoy all the health benefits of meat.

2 comments:

  1. Tell that to a vegan!

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  2. All these beneficial effects can be easily found in vegetarian food, or readily available supplements.
    I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian and have been one for 57 years now and fell into the clutches of the Pill People only due to injuries from an auto accident. I reject all 'immunizations' such as flu shots, and get a cold every two or three years which lasts less than a week.
    Enjoy your antibiotic and chemical laced meat

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