Did You Know?

Posted on September 29, 2013 by Shannon Donahue.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Roughly 20 million Americans are vegetarians, from partial vegetarians who limit the amount of animal flesh they eat, to vegans, who eat only plant foods—no meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, or eggs. That fact alone is crazy to think about when you think of the other millions who eat meat on a regular basis or those who eat meat to an excess. It was found that those who consumed larger (and more than occasional) portions of red meat “were less physically active and more likely to smoke and had a higher body mass index (BMI).”  In fact, it was determined that daily increase of three ounces of red meat “was associated with a 12 percent greater risk of dying…including a 16 percent greater risk of cardiovascular death and a 10 percent greater risk of (death by cancer).” So look to decrease your intake of red meat knowing this information. Just as always said, anything is bad in excess…….so limit yourself!

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