Blast from the Past
Recent evidence suggests dietary advice to limit red meat is unnecessarily restrictive and may have unintended health consequences. As people have been avoiding red meat, food trends suggest that they have been replacing unprocessed red meat with unhealthy fats and refined carbohydrates, potentially contributing to the rapid rise in the prevalence of obesity since the 1970s as well as other risk factors for heart disease and/or metabolic syndrome. Avoiding red meat not only hasn’t made us healthier, it might have actually made us unhealthier!
If you’re still unconvinced that red meat is a healthy, nutrient dense food, I suggest reading the comprehensive Red Meat Report I’ve put together, compiling the best research-based articles on the common myths and misconceptions about meat, delicious recipes for cooking red meat, and online resources for finding high quality grass-fed meat products.
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Worth a Look
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For the Foodies
- Sustainable Dish: Kohlrabi Cakes with Bacon and Dill
- Primavera Kitchen: Carrot and Parsnip Soup
- Paleo Spirit: Marinated Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- Sam Eats Her Nutrients: Pizza Kale Chips
- Tastes of Lizzy T: Paleo Zuppa Toscana
- Things My Belly Likes: Mofongo (Fried Plantain Balls)
- The Healthy Foodie: Warm Lamb and Apple Salad
- Against All Grain: Grain Free Spaghetti and Meatballs
- The Domestic Man: Indonesian Meat and Potato Fritters
- Foraged Dish: Extra Dark Homemade Chocolate Hearts
- Fresh and Fit: Toasted Coconut and Lemon Truffles
- Beyond The Bite: Paleo Fig Newton Raw Bars