🥩Read What You Eat – Beef (Part I)🥩 Over the past two decades, beef has been discussed a lot. When it comes to making conclusions on whether red meat is good or bad for you, researchers are not always on the same page.
From the perspective of my father, where I picked up a lot of nutritional wisdom even before I started reading on it, balance is always the answer. If you consume any food in limited amounts, none of them will have a significant negative influence on your health or longevity. Quite the opposite, if you eat a balanced diet and a broad range of food, it is very likely, your body will consume a sufficient amount of healthy nutrients to help it battle off any excess in LDL or blood sugar, that the relatively unhealthy foods will cause you. Let me note her that according to my fathers personal physician, he’s the healthiest 60 year old she has encountered, so that is definitely some high quality phenomenological evidence. However, it needs to be stressed he has not been smoking for nearly 30 years now, he seldom drinks alcohol and works out 6-7 times per week.
However, my father is not a nutritional scientist. So far, neither am I, so let’s turn to Harvard’s (2019) critical review of an academic article in the ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’. While the paper suggests that red meat in itself is benign and people can proceed with its consumption, scientists from Harvard argue, these findings are not justified, might harm public health and should not inform the public opinion. Both institutions are reputable, both partner with top level scientists, who is correct? My father. Balance is the answer.
#LetzHealth together and wish you a wonderful weekend 🍀🍀🍀 To be continued… (next time, some potential risks and benefits of beef consumption)