Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gettin' Over the Hump: Red Meat

One of Hub's New Year's resolutions was to give up red meat and I'm really happy for him. And I didn't put him up to it either, I was surprised when he came out with it - "I'm giving up red meat!" Although we never eat meat at home, Hub would eat red meat at restaurants and it's easily done here in Rio. Often times when we go out, we'll end up at a traditional Brazilian restaurant and people want to order picanha steak which is always to share. I think this is an amazing step for his health and if you are interested in giving up the cow, here are few good reasons why.

Eating red meat causes inflammation in the body and a chronically inflamed body is the perfect environment for cancer.

Farmers fatten up cows with hormones - usually estrogen - and we're still not sure if it's 100% safe, but the research so far is kind of worrying.

When we think of Type 2 diabetes we automatically think sugar, but eating too much red meat increases our risk for the disease too.

A great slide show with 10 Reasons to Quit Red Meat.

If you can't give up red meat then it seems like grass-fed organic is the best way to go, but be prepared for a hefty price tag.
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