Have you heard the news about meat- red meat- it’s now good for you! Or is red meat killing you?
I thought I had to share this one with you!
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T EAT MEAT AND WHY IT WILL KILL YOU!
How often have you heard this and it’s often backed by science…
Here is a new study, also backed by science and with doctors comments…
‘They studied 12 trials with 54,000‼‼️ people and found no statistically significant or important association between meat consumption and the risk of heart disease, diabetes or cancer.’
I think the best way is to look at it from the fat ratio.
Too much animal fat isn’t that good… they say.
Let’s check what fats we have to pick from.
Why am I doing that? Most food has some ‘fat’ in them so my take is, let’s make this easier and go from there.
💥Trans-fats – a process that turns healthy oils into solids to prevent them from becoming rancid. Trans-fats are in solid margarine, vegetable shortening, commercial cookies and pastries to fast-food French fries… AVOID as much as possible.
💥Saturated fat in foods likes red meat, whole milk and other whole-milk dairy foods, cheese, coconut oil, and many commercially prepared baked goods and other foods. Could be reduced as there are some ‘evidence’ they can give heart issues- this last study says Red Meat CAN’T be proven to do that though…
❤️Monounsaturated fats. Good sources of monounsaturated fats are olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, avocados, and most nuts, as well as safflower and sunflower oils. READ: ‘The Mediterranean Diet’!
❤️Polyunsaturated fats. Corn oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oil are common examples. Polyunsaturated fats are essential fats. That means they’re required for normal body functions but your body can’t make them.
There are two main types of polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids.
Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines, flaxseeds, walnuts, canola oil, and ‘un-hydrogenated soybeans.
Omega-6 fatty acids are among others: Foods rich in linoleic acid and other omega-6 fatty acids include vegetable oils such as safflower, soybean, sunflower, walnut, and corn oils.
A general rule of thumb is to aim for 1/3 of each but avoid the Trans-fats all together.
Hope this makes sense- if in doubt- please give a shout out and I will be back!