Red Meat Once Again Given a Clean Bill of Health
If you’re old enough, you’re ALSO lucky enough to recall a time when red meat wasn’t considered the enemy.
Up until the mid to late 1950s, it was understood that red meat wasn’t JUST mouthwateringly delicious… it was ALSO a valuable source of nutrition.
And saturated fat wasn’t the bogeyman it was suddenly being portrayed as.
If that has you sighing wistfully for the good old days (whether you lived through them or not), I’ve got FANTASTIC news!
Those juicy burgers and sizzling steaks are FINALLY back on the menu.
Now, if you’re a regular Living Well Daily reader, you already know I’m a red meat fan.
And if you follow my advice, you’re likely ALREADY indulging in delicious grass-fed red meat.
In that case, you’ll have even MORE proof to quiet the nagging of well-meaning friends and family.
But if you’ve been holding off on indulging until more evidence came in, you now have it.
A bold new study by Baylor College of Medicine researchers suggests red meat has been falsely accused of driving chronic inflammation.
Short-term acute inflammation is a normal immune reaction. Long-term chronic inflammation, on the other hand, can damage healthy tissues and raise the risk of many diseases.
For continued good health, controlling chronic inflammation through what you eat and how you live is critical.
Mainstream doctors have long warned patients to drastically limit the amount of red meat in their diets. The trouble is, there has never been any solid evidence to support this advice.
The new study examined red meat’s true impact on the body.
Surprisingly (for mainstream docs, at least), the researchers found NO link between red meat consumption and the inflammatory markers indicating chronic inflammation that damages cells and leads to disease.
In fact, they found that—after considering body mass index (BMI)—eating unprocessed or processed red meat (beef, pork, or lamb) wasn’t directly linked to ANY signs of inflammation.
They also found no link between eating red meat and a blood marker called C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most important inflammatory risk factors for chronic disease.
The researchers believe the evidence shows that excess body weight, not red meat, is likely the REAL cause of higher systemic inflammation.
The theory makes perfect sense since fat tissue secretes hormones that CAUSE inflammation.
Red meat has been wrongly blamed for our rising inflammation woes for too long. It’s becoming increasingly clear it deserves a more balanced reputation.
So, go ahead and fire up that grill, heat up the skillet, and pass the steak sauce.
It’s time to start feasting on red meat again.
P.S. CLICK to reveal why you NEVER should skip the red meat.
“Untargeted metabolomic analysis investigating links between unprocessed red meat intake and markers of inflammation,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 118, Issue 5, November 2023, Pages 989-999, doi. org/10 .1016/j.ajcnut.2023.08.018
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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