At Healthplus we recommend that you greatly reduce the amount of red meat you eat, opting instead for lean poultry and fish, or a vegetarian diet as much as possible. This is important for weight loss because red meat is full of fat and cholesterol. It is high in iron and protein, but those nutrients can also be obtained from lower fat sources, like legume and leafy greens. Turns out that not only is cutting red meat out of your diet good for your waistline, it will benefit your overall health as well.
According to a study cited in the McDougall Newsletter, red meat leads to increased risk of heart disease and cancer, potentially leading to an early death. The study conducted by An Pan between 1980 and 2008, found that when participants substituted one serving of red meat per day for other foods, like chicken or beans, their risk for cancer and heart disease was reduced 7-19%.
Thinking about grabbing a burger for dinner tonight? Think again. Your heart will thank you
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