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Red and white meat: How about that

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  1. There are always misunderstandings about the value of meat to your body. Do you definitely need meat now? And what about red meat? There are many stories about the possible damage that red meat can do to your body.

  1. In this article I want to give you the advantages and disadvantages, so that you can make an informed choice between white meat and red meat, or no meat at all. That is of course up to you.

  1. Below the content of the article 1: The difference between red and white meat 2: Is red meat harmful? 3: Saturated fat 4: Heme iron 5: Preparation 6: Processed meat products 7: Is white meat healthier? 8: Finally + video

The difference between red and white meat

  1. The Dutch word â € ˜vleesâ € ™ is ultimately comes from the Latin language. The basis of this word is the Latin word â € ˜Vivendaâ € ™, which means something like â € What is for livingâ € ™. In the old days this was of course correct, because it was the custom that you ate (red) meat every day.

  1. But nowadays there are more and more questions about whether you indeed need meat every day to function properly.

  1. Okay, that doesn't seem very difficult, but still a lot of mistakes are made with this. Of course, the big difference is that one has a red color and the other has a white color. But many people are convinced that red meat is only that meat that has not been cooked through, so it is still red on the inside.

  1. This is partly true, but when that same steak is cooked through, it is still called red meat. In fact, red meat is not just that steak from the cow. If we had to define red meat, the following would be fine:

  1. Red meat comes from mammals, and it is muscle meat.

  1. So red meat comes not only from the cow, but also from the sheep, the goat, hare, deer, lamb and other mammals. Most processed meats are also made from red meat.

  1. The white flesh is then easier to define. This is the muscle meat of poultry and poultry such as chickens, geese, turkey etc ()

  1. It is often said that red meat is very harmful to your health. Why this would be so is often not known, but everyone says it, so it must be true. I've totally sorted this out for you, and it turns out that this is indeed true, at least if you eat a lot of red meat. Let me list these for you:

  1. It is a well-known fact that saturated fat increases your cholesterol (LDL + HDL). You can never really avoid saturated fats, but it is important to keep the unsaturated fats, the good fats, the let them take over, and get saturated fats in the right balance with unsaturated ones.

  1. That does not mean that you should not eat saturated fats at all. Your body also needs these â € vbadâ € ™ fats.

  1. This type of fat only has a bad effect on your body if you eat too much of it. Unfortunately, saturated fats are increasingly taking the upper hand in the daily diet, which is why conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are increasingly commonplace. There are also lean varieties of red meat. Just think of lean beef steaks and roast beef. These contain less saturated fat and are therefore less bad for your health.

  1. Red meat contains relatively large amounts of so-called heme iron. This iron-rich substance can damage the wall of the colon. In addition, the heme iron promotes the production of so-called nitrosamines, substances that can damage the DNA in cells. All these actions added together, this heme iron can directly and indirectly increase the risk of cancer significantly. [! 137350 => 1140 = 16!] Many things can also go wrong during preparation, although this is of course not limited to just red meat. Red meat that has been baked for too long will become very dark, and sometimes close to burning. And it is precisely at that moment that certain substances are formed in the heating process that are converted by your body into substances that can possibly cause cancer.

  1. Cooking red meat at a lower temperature is therefore always a better choice. Steaming or boiling is a great alternative for this. After cooking you can always bake the red meat at a low temperature, but of course not too dark!

  1. Many processed meat products, including the meat you put on your bread, are made from red meat. So the disadvantages of heme iron and saturated fat also apply. But processed meat is actually a degree worse. These products often contain a lot of salt and nitrite. Both substances that you don't want in your body in large quantities.

  1. Some meat products even contain sugar, and I'm not even talking about all the other e-additives. Just read the label on the packaging carefully. I think you're going to be scared!

  1. The above does not mean that you should stop now to eat red meat. On the contrary, because red meat is also an important source of vitamin B12, zinc, iron and proteins. The nutrition center recommends eating a maximum of 500 grams of red meat. And do you want to stop eating red meat? Then you can also get the aforementioned nutrients from other products. Just think of fruit, vegetables, eggs, legumes, seeds, nuts and fish. You are therefore not dependent on red meat.

Is white meat healthier then?

  1. Whether white meat is much less unhealthy for your body than red meat, depends on the type and any processing. If you choose veal, rabbit or poultry, you've made a good choice. These meats contain much less saturated fat than red meat.

  1. There is also hardly any heme iron in white meat. Heme iron is the substance that, among other things, determines the color of the meat: red meat means a lot of heme iron, white meat means little or no heme iron.

  1. Another story is the one about meat products, the processed products based on pork. Again, it contains too much salt, that nitrites are used in the preparation, and in some cases sugar has even been added. All substances that can give rise to problems with obesity, your heart and your intestines.

Finally + video

  1. From all the foregoing, you could conclude that red meat is not good for your health at all. You are right about that on many points. I myself severely restricted the consumption of red meat a long time ago. Every now and then I eat a piece, especially when I join friends or family.

  1. But I can live without (red) meat, mainly because I have found alternatives to the nutrients you miss if you don't eat red meat, but they are readily available. [!/ Vc_column_text ] [!vc_toggle title = "Valuable Surveys:" open = "false"]

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