Is Eating Meat Every Day Healthy?

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Many diets and lifestyles exist, but these days lots of people still eat meat, an excellent protein and mineral source. Meat is often eaten by athletes and bodybuilders, as well as clean meat for people trying to slim down; however, there has been a debate on how much meat is too much. Here is everything you need to know about your daily meat intake.

According to the studies, if you eat more than 90g of cooked meat or processed meat a day, you could be at risk for heart disease. The NHS argues that the maximum meat intake should be 70g of cooked meat (this is because meat tends to shrink when cooked).

Some meat is high in saturated fat and raises cholesterol levels; recently, studies have shown a direct link between excess meat intake and bowel cancer. While meat is an excellent source of protein, if you overeat, it could do more harm than good in the long run.

A healthy and balanced diet will include protein from sources such as fish and eggs and non-animal products such as beans and legumes. Another way to control how much red meat you eat is by asking your butcher to give you a lean cut with no fat. These small changes can ensure your protein intake while reducing your chances of getting high blood pressure and bow cancer.