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Does eating meat is good or bad for health?

Nutrition experts advise not to overdo consumption of meat, especially red, which is credited with a major impact on health, although it is true that scientific research still does not agree on the actual level of impact.

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We know, however, it is appropriate to eat meat in moderation and in a healthy, balanced diet. And it is that some types of meat are rich in saturated fat, whose excess, for example, helps to increase blood cholesterol levels. In due proportion, it does provide protein, vitamins and minerals. We recommend taking 3-4 times a week, prioritizing white or lean. The red should be taken only occasionally (2-3 times a month). Let’s see, then, what are the possible health consequences of a diet too rich in meat.

Toxicity of urine
Eating too much meat increases the toxicity of the urine and, therefore, may interfere with the functioning of the kidneys. A study by researchers at the University of Montreal found that the specific content of uric acid may increase from 3 to 10 times, and it is not a thing that should be underestimated as uric acid, in combination with other toxic substances can be the basis for the development of many diseases.

Increased heart rate
Scientific research is also behind the cause that would explain why after eating meat increases the heart rate, a condition that persists even after hours. The explanation might be in the overload of proteins of animal origin that are forcing your heart to work harder.

Different research studies have tried to find the relationship between meat consumption and cancer development. Especially when it comes to processed meats (burgers, sausages …). In fact,we have also focused attention on the consumption of such meat, advising not exceed 20 grams per day.

Diabetes and obesity
Eating a diet too high in meat can be a risk factor common conditions such as diabetes or obesity, which can lead to other health consequences. Nor should we forget that abuse the meat can cause other ailments, such as digestive disorders, problems in the liver, including gout be related to excessive consumption of meat. Red meat, for example, is rich in purines, which to be metabolized is transformed into uric acid and favoring the emergence of gout. To counter, nothing like increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables in the diet.

Scurvy and rickets
Eating too much meat is bad for the proper functioning of the liver, but can also cause the development of certain diseases, such as scurvy and rickets. In fact, it should not be forgotten that in many types of meat are not present the basic nutrients that the body uses to build healthy tissue. All the nutrients that the body needs to function as a clockwork is mostly found in fresh fruits and vegetables.