Why include Meat in diet?

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Reason to include more meat in your diet

I would redress the balance for us carnivores and explain some reasons to eat meat. I have no problem with any diet that anyone chooses whatsoever; my choice is to be a meat-eater, including meat in a healthy balanced diet. If you are contemplating becoming a vegetarian and are not solely swayed by the ethical stance of not wanting to eat animals, these are some reasons to eat meat that will help you in your deliberations. And if you’re a carnivore, they will reinforce your position.

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Like many foods, meat contains fat. I think one of the issues of meat and fat is that unlike in so many other fat-containing foods, in meat, fat is actually visible and tangible. You can see you are EATING FAT! What you should know, however, is that not all meat fats are bad. Some meat fat is monounsaturated

In beef, for example, 50% of the fat is monounsaturated, and furthermore, the small amount of polyunsaturated fat in beef contains Omega 3s and Omega 6s. Not worrying excessively about fat is one of the good reasons to eat meat if you choose your cut wisely.


Here I know there are many sources of protein in the plant kingdom but somehow it all seems such hard work compared to simply eating meat. One of the genuine benefits of eating meat is that it is a major source of protein. You can easily opt for lean sources and cook in a sensible manner such as grilling or poaching it.


I am quite happy to load up on veggies to get full but somehow, a meal of meat and two vegs is more satisfying than a veggie meal and, to the eye also, looks more satisfying, thereby making you think you need smaller portions. Generally, meat takes longer to digest than many vegetation wants to lose weight it’s all about a choice of meat, cut of meat, cooking method, and portion controllable, meaning you stay fuller for longer. The meat appearing highest on the satiety index is beef. There are no reasons to give up meat.

Iron :

There are some amazing sources of iron in the plant world but most meats are also rich in iron. When you know that the Center for Disease Control says that the iron in meat is able to be absorbed up to three times faster than iron from plant sources, you can understand that one of the benefits of eating meat is maintaining healthy blood and oxygen throughout your body.


It is a good way for a lazy person, always looking for the simplest ways for everything to give me an easy life. This involves my food choices. I know that as a non-meat eater I would have to be more careful and considered in my dietary choices to ensure my body was receiving all the nutrients it needs. I  know that vegetarians/vegans and pescetarians have to work harder to achieve this balance. I eat a full range of meat, fish, dairy, grains, fruit, and vegetables, so I know I do not have to look for specific sources of any particular nutrient for vitamins.

The most important reason why I can include meat in everyday meal

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I have to hand it to vegetarian and vegan activists, they know how to create a movement to rally around. Only a small segment of the U.S. population actually follows a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but these folks have been able to take their ideas mainstream. Universities across the country have adopted the Meatless Monday trend, and it seems like every time I pick up a consumer publication, there’s an article promoting meatless meals like tofu and bean burgers.

In the October 2012 issue of Prevention magazine, Mandy Oaklander writes, “If you’re a Prevention reader – and if you’re reading this, well, then, you are – you know we’ve always been fans of vegetarian eating. Now we’re making the commitment to healthy eating one step further by making every Monday a meatless one. Check out our reasons for nixing the meat, and see how easy we’re making it for you to join us. Bring on the veggies! It’s easy. With no meat thermometers to check – and no scary feeling you’re about to poison your family with underdone chicken – vegetarian cooking is perfect for worrywarts.”

  1. It’s environmentally friendly.

Cattle graze on land that is too steep, hilly, or rocky for farming. Cattle aerate the soil and eat brush, which is good for wildfire management.

  1. It’s easy.

Using recipes from, beef is an easy addition to a well-balanced meal. Simply fire up the grill or turn on the slow cooker, and you’ve got a healthy, simple meal that stars meat.

  1. It’s healthy

There are 29 lean cuts of beef, according to USDA standards. Beef provides nutrients like zinc, iron, protein, and B vitamins, and half of the fat found in beef is monounsaturated, the same heart-healthy fats found in olive oil.

 Good resource of meat diet that includes in our meal

Great taste, alone, shouldn’t dictate your dietary choices. Here are 12 good reasons meat and poultry should be part of your balanced diet.

  1.  Protein.  Naturally and completely.

Protein found in meat and poultry is “complete” because it contains all the amino acids essential for health.  Animal proteins are complete proteins. And they occur naturally no protein powder is needed.


       2 . Bioavailable nutrients

Nutrients in meat, including iron and zinc, are typically more easily absorbed and used by the body.

  1. Muscle strength and maintenance

High-quality protein, e.g. meat and poultry, have been shown to prevent muscle loss as we age more effectively than other protein foods.

  1. Bone Strength

Meatless diets have been shown to contain lower amounts of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-12, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, which have important roles in maintaining bone health.

 Health benefits of eating beef

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Nutritionist Michael Joseph publishes the Nutrition Advance website which provides independent, evidence-based nutrition and health information backed by peer-reviewed studies as evidence. Here he takes a closer look at the health benefits of beef. 

Some of the more extreme vegan views even call for the authorities to remove meat from the food supply.

Whatever our opinion on red meat might be, there are some important health benefits of eating beef.

Weight Loss

According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials, subjects using L-carnitine supplementation lost “significantly more weight” than the control group.

It’s worth noting that while there are many L-carnitine supplements around, the absorption rate is poor in comparison to beef.

In fact, our body only absorbs around 18-23% of the synthetic form of the nutrient.

 Beef is Very Affordable

We may hear how beef is so much more expensive than vegetables and other plant-based foods.

For some reason, these claims often compare broccoli to beef.

However, these calculations are a little disingenuous. Yes, broccoli is indeed a lot cheaper than beef per 100g.

This means that per 100g, beef contains eight times the amount of energy as broccoli.

It is therefore apparent: per calorie, beef is substantially cheaper than broccoli – and probably every vegetable.

How much red and processed meat should we eat?

Red meat  (such as beef, lamb, and pork ) can form part of a healthy diet. But eating a lot of red and processed meat probably increases your risk of bowel (colorectal) cancer processed meat refers to meat that has been preserved by smoking, curing, salting, or adding preservatives .this includes sausage, bacon, ham, salami.

If you currently eat more than 80 kg of red processed meat a day, the department of health and social care .some meats are saturated fat, which can raise blood cholesterol levels if you eat too much too.

Final Thoughts

Beef contains dozens of health-promoting nutrients that we need in our diet.

Sure, there are other foods that offer some of the same positives, but not in the same amount.

Overall, it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the human diet.

Bottom line: there are many health benefits of eating beef.