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....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

CONCLUSIONS: Oncotype is a cost-effective intervention from a health system perspective since each QALY gained costs less than 25,000 euros. From a societal perspective, it is dominant since it provides greater health and is accompanied by cost savings. PMID: 30442434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2018Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Sarah A. Woller, Cody Ocheltree, Stephanie Y. Wong, Anthony Bui, Yuya Fujita, Gilson Gonçalves dos Santos, Tony L. Yaksh, Maripat CorrAbstractIn rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain can persist despite resolution of swelling. Similarly, in the murine K/BxN serum transfer model, a persistent tactile allodynia is observed after the resolution of joint inflammation (post-inflammatory pain) in male mice. Here, we found female wild type (WT) mice show inflammatory, but reduced post-inflammatory tactile allodynia. The transition...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Human liver fluke infection caused by Opisthorchis viverrini is a major public health problem in Mekong countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar with over 10 million infected through consumption of fish containing infective metacercariae. With no tissue migration phase and living entirely within the larger secondary (intrahepatic) bile ducts, liver flukes are only exposed to a biliary mucosal immune response, while their excretory and secretory products also stimulate chronic inflammation of biliary epithelium. Neither mucosal nor tissue immune responses appear to cause parasi...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Abstract The availability of genome and transcriptome data of the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini provides the foundation for exploration of gene function and its effect on host-parasite interactions and pathogenesis of O. viverrini-associated bile duct cancer. Functional genomics approaches address the function of DNA at levels of the gene, RNA transcript and protein product using informative manipulations of the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, microbiome and metabolome. Advances in functional genomics for O. viverrini have thus far focused on RNA interference. The flukes have been transfected with...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Abstract The liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini, O. felineus, and Clonorchis sinensis are closely related fish-borne trematodes endemic in East Asia, Eurasia, and Siberia. Following ingestion, the parasites locate to the biliary tree, where chronic infection frequently leads to cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Infection with C. sinensis or O. viverrini is classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Infection with O. felineus may also be carcinogenic. The mechanism(s) by which infection with these liver flukes culminates in CCA remain elusive, although they are likely to be mult...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Andrey A. Rosenkranz, Tatiana A. Slastnikova, Tatiana A. Karmakova, Maria S. Vorontsova, Natalia B. Morozova, Vasiliy M. Petriev, Alexey S. Abrosimov, Yuri V. Khramtsov, Tatiana N. Lupanova, Alexey V. Ulasov, Raisa I. Yakubovskaya, Georgii P. Georgiev, Alexander S. Sobolev
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This article contained an outline of the subsequent Seoul Declaration, which was the result of a cross-disciplinary effort by almost 100 experts. Of course more research is needed on this subject, but I think this article goes a long way towards promoting greater understanding of a local food tradition like the Korean one. Why open access? All the content published in this journal is ultimately about health, well-being, food safety and eating behaviors. We believe that a wider public of researchers, scholars and consumers should access to this kind of information and the open access model suits perfectly this purpose. Also...
Source: BioMed Central Blog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Developing World Health Open Access Publishing Journal of Ethnic Foods Source Type: blogs
Parents often feel bad if their babies aren ’ t good sleepers, but a new study suggests there ’ s a lot of variation, even at a year old.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Parenting Marriages Work-Life Balance Breastfeeding Source Type: news
Thirty percent of freshmen won ’ t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Colleges and Universities Anxiety and Stress Parenting Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Thanksgiving Day Drug Abuse and Traffic Education (Secondary) Source Type: news
Gabriella Del Bene, Fabio Calabr ò, Diana Giannarelli, Elizabeth R. Plimack, Lauren C. Harshman, Evan Y. Yu, Simon J. Crabb, Sumanta Kumar Pal, Ajjai S. Alva, Thomas Powles, Ugo De Giorgi, Neeraj Agarwal, Aristotelis Bamias, Sylvain Ladoire, Andrea Necchi, Ulka N. Vaishampayan, Günter Niegisch, Joaquim Bellmunt, Jack Baniel, Matt hew D. Galsky, Cora N. Sternberg
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
More News: Alzheimer's | Amnesia | Arthritis | Balanced Diets | Binge Eating Disorder | Brain | Brain Cancers | Calcium | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Cardiology | Cardiovascular | Child Development | Childhood Cancer | Conjugated Linoleic Acid | Depression | Health | Heart | Infertility | Meat | Neurology | Niacin | Niaspan | Nutrition | Psychiatry | Reproduction Medicine | Rheumatoid Arthritis | Rheumatology | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | Thyroid | Thyroid Cancer | Vitamin B12 | Vitamin B12 Deficiency | Vitamin B5 | Vitamin B6 | Vitamins | Websites