Excess consumption of red meat has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, diabetes type 2, obesity and heart disease. But now we can add stroke to that list which is the 3rd most common cause of death. All which leads to a shorter life span.
- According to a study at Harvard, men who eat more than 2 servings of red meat daily increased their risk of stroke by 28% and women had a 19% risk increase
- A serving was only 4 – 6 oz, not much considering what most people eat typically
- The study showed that poultry lowered the stroke risk by 27%, nuts or fish lowered the risk by 17% and dairy protein lowered the risk by 10%
- Meat can still be part of a balanced diet if eaten in moderation.
- Processed red meat had a greater risk.
- The type of protein is the key. Using leaner cuts and adding proteins such as fish, poultry, soy and beans are highly recommended.
- Keep those Steak Houses for the occasional indulgence