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Is It Time To Stop Eating Red Meat?

By Oreoritse Tariemi
17 September 2022   |   9:00 pm
Nothing screams fine dining like steak and red wine. Yes, red meat is delicious, low-seared, rare, medium-cooked, boiled, grilled, whatever way you choose to serve it. Even though it is a source of quality proteins and vitamins, red meat can be a health hazard, especially if you’re over 40. If you value your health, you…

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Nothing screams fine dining like steak and red wine. Yes, red meat is delicious, low-seared, rare, medium-cooked, boiled, grilled, whatever way you choose to serve it. Even though it is a source of quality proteins and vitamins, red meat can be a health hazard, especially if you’re over 40.

If you value your health, you should try other low-fat protein options and leave the beef grill for special occasions.

These are some health problems eating red meat regularly can cause.

It may cause a heart disease

Red meat contains more saturated fats than white meat from chicken and proteins from vegetables. This means eating a lot of red meat will increase your cholesterol levels. These extra cholesterol molecules form a plaque-like substance in your arteries. Ver time, this makes it hard for blood to flow through these vessels, resulting in higher blood pressure. High blood cholesterol and blood pressure are similar to cardiovascular concerns such as stroke and cardiac arrest, among others.

It may be carcinogenic

Red meat promotes inflammation which is linked to chronic conditions like arthritis, but it may also cause cancers. Red meat may trigger colorectal cancer in people with predisposing factors such as genetics. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer, affecting one in three people. Red meat may also cause a hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, a factor linked to breast and ovarian cancers.

Increases your chances of having diabetes

Staying away from sausages is just not enough. According to research, red meat increases your chances of having type 2 diabetes, whether processed or not. However, processed meat does it faster. Processed meats like sausages and bacon use preservatives like nitrosamine which may desensitize the pancreas, and hasten the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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