Let’s talk about red meat

Since I am often asked lots of questions about red meat, I thought why not create a post about it?! I posted this on my Instagram (@taitalksnutrition) a few weeks ago but I know not everyone has Instagram or is a big fan of social media…

So let’s talk about it – red meat is a great source of protein, iron & vitamin B12 (all very essential for health). Additionally, it can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet for those who eat it.

However, moderation is key as regular and excessive consumption may increase risk of developing chronic diseases like bowel (colorectal) cancer.

Check out my infographics below to read more about red and processed meat including what current UK guidelines say about how much we should be consuming… (for those who regularly eat meat)

It’s worth noting that though there’s accumulating evidence to suggest that eating a lot of red and processed meat can increase risk of bowel cancer and important to reduce meat intake if consumed excessively, it’s equally important to focus on other dietary & healthy lifestyle choices that can lower risk of bowel cancer such as increasing intake of fruit and veggies, wholegrains, being physically active if able, not smoking or not excessively drinking alcohol and maintaining a weight that is ideal for you and you’re happy with.

The World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) provide general advice on red & processed meat. You can also check out NHS choices website for more information on red meat too .

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