Effects of high consumption of red meat

red-meat-300x196Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals such as chickens, sheep, pigs and cattle, and eventually their use in meat production on an industrial scale. Meat is a great source of vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus , tiamin , biotin , pantothelic , niacin, folacin, riboflavin, iron, copper, zinc and manganese.

Red meat, for instance, contains vitamin B6 , which is vital for immune function and help to regulate blood sugar level and B12, a building block for red blood cells and the DNA inside the cells.

It is also rich in iron and the body cell can’t survive without iron .  However, caution must be taken when consuming meat.

High consumption of red meat in particular can lead to a high production of uric acid, which causes gout (a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation).

Red meat carries the highest risks of heart disease and cancer, so eating more poultry and pork can help lower your risk . It is advisable to eat meat moderately for the sake of our health .

Author: Elizabeth Tolulope Egbeniyi

Hiya!!! I am Elizabeth Tolulope Egbeniyi, a health and lifestyle blogger, plant scientist, teen coach, volunteer, baker, budding entrepreneur and most importantly, a child of God. I'm an ardent advocate of using herbs for healing and health. Welcome to my space.

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