Why I Eat Red Meat

So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most critical functions is the role it plays in developing the red blood cells needed to transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron is classified as Heme Iron (found in animal proteins) and Non-Heme Iron (found in plant foods.) Heme iron is the best absorbed form of iron and utilized more efficiently in the body. Heme iron is not influenced by inhibitors like phytates, calcium and polyphenols found in plant foods. Iron levels in red meat are more bioavailable in red meat than alternative food sources. B Vitamins Red meat is a rich source of B vitamins, especially vitamin B12. B12 cannot be made in the body and is best absorbed through animal protein. It is vital to proper functioning of nearly every system in your body. B12 deficiency can play a role in everything from bone health, cardiovascular disease, thyroid disorders, neurological disorders, and infertility....
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ConclusionWhere there is a history of mutual IPV, the quality of parent-child relations has a major impact on young women's adjustment. We discuss the study's limitations, as well as prospects for future research.
Source: Aggression and Violent Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Infertility Adoptions Health and Human Services Department embryos Abortion Faith-Based Initiatives Source Type: news
Publication date: February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &Gynaecology, Volume 55Author(s):
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found the precise anatomy of the connective tissue layer from umbilical artery to urinary bladder and the superior vesical artery. Our procedure based on the precise anatomy obtained in this study is reasonable anatomically as a method for separation of the vesicouterine ligament during radical hysterectomy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study investigated the modulation of micro-RNAs associated with the PI3K/AKT/mTOR-axis by mango polyphenols (MP) in MCF-12A non-cancer and MDA-MB231 breast cancer cell lines. MP reduced proliferation in the cancer cells by up to 90% (10 mg GAE/L) but did not cause cytotoxicity in the non-cancer cells within the same concentration range. In contrast, in TNF-α-treated non-cancer MCF-12A cells, MP significantly decreased expression and phosphorylation of NF-κB while modulating mRNA and protein levels of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and up-regulated miR-126. The mechanistic involvement of miR-126 was investigated using its...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In this study, Se-enriched peanut protein nanoparticles-stabilized Pickering emulsions (PPEs) were used to encapsulate 5DN to enhance its bioaccessibility, cellular uptake and transport rate. The preparation of PPEs, and their digestion profiles in gastrointestinal tract, cell uptake and transport were investigated. Results showed that the bioaccessibility of 5DN was significantly higher within PPEs (18.3%) than in bulk oil (9.2%). Besides, PPEs-encapsulated 5DN has a greater apical-to-basolateral (AP-BL) transport rate (26.9 × 10−6 cm s−1) than 5DN (21.7 × 10−6 cm s−1). ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Jingxuan Wang, Yixuan Li, Liang Zhao, Fazheng Ren, Huiyuan GuoAbstractVitamin D deficiency, a growing public health problem, is associated with elevated serum pro-inflammatory cytokines and gut microbial dysbiosis. Lactoferrin (LF), a strongly cationic glycoprotein, is an multifunctional components of milk. We explored the effects of oral administratation with LF (100 mg/kg and 1000 mg/kg) on intestine of vitamin D deficient mice. Our results showed that LF reduced the abundance of Oscillibacter, increased the proportion of Lachnospira...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Chia-Yuan Chang, Bing-Ying Ho, Tzu-Ming PanAbstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Chemotherapy is the usual treatment, but entails side effects. Although lactic acid bacteria (LAB) ameliorate CRC, the effects of LAB-fermented skim milk are unknown. Thus, we investigated the effect of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101-fermented skim milk (NTU 101FM) in combination with chemotherapy on CRC, and its effect on chemotherapeutic side effects in vivo. NTU 101FM + chemotherapy treatm...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 93Author(s): Alistair Wardrope, Becky Green, Paul Norman, Markus ReuberAbstractBackgroundSeizure disorders affect not only the individual living with seizures, but also those caring for them. Carer–patient relationships may be influenced by, and have an influence on, some aspects of living with seizure disorders — with potentially different interactions seen in epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES).ObjectivesWe studied the influence of patient and carer attachment style and relationship quality on carer wellbeing and psychologica...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTiming for oral rehabilitation may differ depending on the treatment modality followed for mandibular tumors in the patient with oral cancer. However, most patients in this cohort underwent rehabilitation with removable mandibular resection prostheses regardless of the timing of care. Endosseous implants were used infrequently, but research is needed to better understand their potential role and indication in the patient with oral cancer.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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