There is a lot of news out there these days that suggest you should stop eating red meat. But should you really give up red meat because it is unhealthy?
Of course too much red meat isn’t good for your health. I don’t think anyone will argue with that, but my opinion has always been that a little bit of meat is good for you and scientific evidence and research backs this up.
Going completely vegetarian isn’t a good idea unless you use the appropriate supplements. Meat has certain nutrients that you can only get from meat. In fact, it’s dangerous to stop eating meat unless you take supplements to ensure you have enough Zinc and so on.
According to Prevention, a recent study that was published in the journal Nature Medicine showed that eating too much meat can harden blood vessels due to a compound called carnitine. However, this is due to excessive intake. Certainly a little bit of deli meat once in a while can do that much damage?
Another study, this time undertaken by the Harvard School of Public Health, showed that vegetarians tend to outlive meat eaters. But is a life without meat really worth living? Seriously though, this study is slightly biased since vegetarians will eat more vegetables, which will of course make you healthier and help you to live longer.
If you are going to continue to eat meat, we suggest you eat only high-quality, grass-fed meats. There is a lot of bad meat and scraps sold, which have plenty of artificial stuff in it that can damage your health. It is important to pay a little more, and make sure you have the highest quality meat possible, within your budget. I prefer organic, and fully natural meat.
As long as you eat it sensible, I don’t think eating meat will really pose much risk to your health. At the end of the day, it’s much more about balance and there are so many other factors that contribute to your well being, that it’s difficult to say whether meat is really that bad.
The meat we sell is all of the highest quality, and they aren’t only better for you, they actually taste better as well! It’s worth eating a little less, and a little better in our opinion!
Let us know, do you worry about eating too much red meat? Would you ever consider becoming a vegetarian? Let us know your thoughts on eating higher quality meat as we’d love to know your views on all of this.