Vegan and vegetarian diets are increasingly popular for reasons related to health, eco-consciousness, and animal welfare. The desire to lead an eco-friendly and humane lifestyle is certainly admirable, but those opting for meat-free diets strictly based on health may want to reconsider based on emerging evidence. Conflicting information can make it seem impossible to maintain a healthy diet, but we’re here to help. Keep reading for more information.
Red Meat May Not Be So Unhealthy After All
Experts have long contended that red meat is best avoided, or, at least, used less often. This medical ‘fact’ is now being called into question, however.
A recently published study featured in the highly regarded Annals of Internal Medicine took a closer look at research related to the consumption of red meat. The takeaway? Limited evidence is available to suggest that red meat actually contributes to health issues such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Red meat might not be so bad after all.
Knowing Who to Trust
As a result of previous recommendations regarding red meat, its consumption has seen a 28 percent reduction since 1970. Despite this, America has seen a substantial increase in diet-related health problems. Advice seems to change constantly—and few of us know whom to trust at this point. Ultimately, while it’s important to look at studies and pay attention to medical guidelines, we can take solace in the advice that has remained largely stable with time: we’re at our healthiest when we consume lots of produce—and when we primarily eat real foods with minimal processing.
Regardless of your diet, you should feel confident that your doctors and nurses have your best interests at heart. If you’ve suffered due to medical malpractice, you owe it to yourself to speak out. Don’t hesitate to contact Regan Zambri Long PLLC to learn more about available legal remedies.