Meat Can be Murder on Long Term Health



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Allison Van Dusen of Forbes says reducing your saturated fat intake, animal products, can significantly improve your health. “Would we all be better off if we dramatically reduced meat to the point of one meal a week? I would say yes,” says Dr. Bob Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “But the reality is that, from a public health perspective, if we just get some modest reductions in our intake of saturated fats, it’ll have a big impact.” So if you are not ready to become a vegetarian or vegan, try really hard to reduce your animal protein intake by eating much less meat, eggs, milk, cheese and butter. Your health is your choice! Choose wisely.


What Can I Do To Lower Risk of Diabetes?

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A study by health.com says these five items will lower your risk of diabetes:
a. Normal weight. They were not overweight or obese, and maintained a body mass index below 25 (a threshold equivalent to 155 pounds for a 5-foot, 6-inch woman).
b. Nonsmoking. They had never been regular smokers, or they’d been smoke-free for at least 10 years.
c. Physically active. They got at least 20 minutes of heart-pounding, sweat-inducing exercise three or more times per week.
d. Healthy diet. They consumed a diet with lots of fiber, little trans fat, few refined or sugary carbohydrates, and a high ratio of good (polyunsaturated) to bad (saturated) fats.
e. Little to no drinking. They used alcohol in moderation, if at all — two drinks or less a day for men, and one drink or less for women.
We all know about smoking and drinking. We all should know about weight and exercise. Diet seems to get lost on most Americans. Read what it says. Less trans & saturated fats (that is meat) and fewer sugars. This study doesn’t mention power of plant based foods but many others do. Fruits and vegetables have a power to fight many diseases including diabetes. Eat well and live well!