Elevate Christian Network :: Health and Wellness
Is red meat healthy for you? Is the backlash against red meat warranted? Or is it OK to eat a burger without feeling like you’re issuing yourself a death sentence? The short answer: yes — you just have to eat it the right way.
Why red meat can be good for you Despite the alarming headlines, red meat isn’t all bad. “A healthy diet can absolutely include moderate amounts of red meat,” Rachel Begun, M.S., R.D.N., a nutrition educator and advocate, told Fox News.
Eating Red Meat – Use Portion Control
It’s packed with protein (there are about 22 grams in a three-ounce portion), which plays a role in weight loss by inducing that feel-full sensation. The healthy way to eat red meat First, consider portion size.
The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends eating no more than 18 ounces of red meat per week. That shouldn’t feel too restrictive given that a portion should be 3 to 4 ounces, or about the size of a small iPhone.
But many Americans need to reprogram what qualifies as one helping, as restaurant servings can be close to 16 ounces or more, Begun said. In other words, don’t take the fact that red meat can be nutritious as a pass to regularly wolf down huge cuts of steak.
Charles R. Poliquin – Strength Sensei: Is eating red meat dangerous for your health? Dietary fads would have you believe so, but there are many benefits to eating QUALITY red meat. I eat a lot myself, and with good reasons. Of course, the key is that the meat must be of good quality: grass-fed or organic, if possible from wild sources.
You’ll be surprise at the increase in energy and focus, as well as the improved body composition that follows eating more red meat. Make red meat a part of your lifestyle and you will reap benefits on your health, performance and productivity. Visit the Strength Sensei online at: http://www.strengthsensei.com/charles-r-poliquin/