You should choose your foods wisely and eat in moderation, right? Sadly, many Americans have a problem with moderation, particularly when it comes to meat. A new report generated by the Environmental Working Group shows a need for caution when consuming red meat. After all, Americans eat sixty percent more meat than Europeans alone. That’s a lot of meat!
Studies have shown that eating significant amounts of red or processed meat can increase your chances of dying from a heart attack by 27 percent. Furthermore, you can increase your risk of dying from cancer by 20 percent compared to those who eat very little read meat.
So how much red meat can you eat to remain safe while still benefiting from the protein and vitamins found in it? Some say to cut your red and processed meat intake by half. Others encourage eating grains and vegetables during the meal before you eat your serving of meat.
The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends that people eat 18 ounces or less of red meat a week. To put this in to perspective, it would mean eating only one meat patty from a kid’s meal daily.
How much red meat to you eat each day or week?