Why I cut out red meat?
Since I was able to eat food, in my family, we were red meat eaters like too much, literally once per day, mostly every day it depends but 3 times per week for sure. It’s too much, they said we need to eat red meat but with the years and a ton of research found that red meat are carcinogenic, you have more risk to have cardiovascular, colon rectal cancer, kidneys disease, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
My question was : do we need to eat red meat to be on good health? Is it necessary? In my family they were sure that we needed it on a daily basis, because they told them like that. They didn’t search how and why we eat red meat. They believed pretty much like everyone the government and health recommendations.
When you eat meat that increases the acidity of the body. It means that during the digestion process the meat breaks down into amino acids and uric acid. The body cannot quickly eliminate that uric acid, and muscles absorb a big amount of it. So they will be saturated with it and that will cause disease as neuritis, sciatica.
Red meat is made of protein, fat, iron and vitamin B12. So yes it is high in protein and iron that our body needs but we can totally find the healthy minerals and proteins with a plant-based diet. We can find some difficulties with iron intake because there is two kind of iron, the one found in red meat we absorb it better that the one found in cereals and vegetables. That’s a difficulty that concerns me right now, I must find a solution.
We know with many studies and research that eating meat promotes cancer in many forms. I’m not going deeper about this because I’m not a researcher or a specialist but this fact has been proven.
- Increases heart disease and diabetes
To make cows grow unnaturally fast, the cast industry feeds them with foods full of hormones. Don’t think that these hormones will be gone until you have your steak on your plate, that not true, you’ll be eating too like the cow before you. We talked about the sex hormones: progesterone, testosterone and oestrogens, so yes they are all naturally occurring in animals, but these are given artificially to them at so much bigger quantities.
Many farmers use antibiotics to treat animals that are sick or at a high risk of becoming sick. The problem isn’t that the antibiotics will be transferred to you but that they will increase the antibiotics resistance of bacteria that no longer respond to antibiotics.
You just need to see the movie “Cowspiracy” on Netflix and you will understand the fact that it’s not right to kill animals like the food industry does and especially the conditions where these animals live and then killed. When we know that we can have a healthy diet with plant-based foods why do we need to kill animals to feed us.