Eating red meat cuts the risk of heart disease?
People believe that eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease. In fact, a recent study reveal precisely the opposite. Researchers found that eating red meat could actually reduce the risk of heart disease. But the meat must be lean meat.
“This study adds to the evidence that already exists that eating lean meat is good for heart health. Research explains that lean meat is rich in nutrients that can be consumed by many people to maintain a healthy heart and lowers high blood pressure,” said lead researcher Penny Kris-Etherton M, as reported by Science Daily.
Lean meat can be included in the diet, combined with vegetables, fruits, and other low-fat dairy products. Researchers have tested the effects of lean meat with four types of diets with several different doses of meat. They did it in 36 participants aged 30 to 65 years.
The result, researchers found that a diet that involves lean meat has no effect on blood pressure. The diet can even keep blood pressure in order not to jump high. Thus lean meat is also safe to consume to maintain a healthy heart and prevent the risk of heart disease.