AHH! This is so scary!
A study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that red meat is behind one in ten early deaths!
After observing more than 120,000 people over the course of 28 years, researchers found regularly eating red meat significantly increases your risk of heart disease and cancer. Each extra serving of processed red meat, like two pieces of bacon, raised mortality rate by a fifth.
This should be absolutely terrifying for the average joe, considering America's menu is practically built from red meet (Beef: It's what's for dinner!). However, there is good news!
Simply replacing red meat with a serving of fish, poultry, or plant-based protein will INCREASE your lifespan. And if you like nuts, you're in luck because a steady diet of them reduces mortality rate by 20%.
Professor Frank Hu, senior author of the paper published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, broke his findings down like this:
"This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death. On the other hand, choosing more healthful sources of protein in place of red meat can confer significant health benefits by reducing chronic disease morbidity [illness] and mortality."
If U care about your future, it might be a good idea to cut back on the burgers, steaks, ribs, and pot roast! Try eating more vegetarian meals throughout the week or simply replace red meat with fish or chicken.
How much red meat should we be digesting? The World Cancer Research Fund recommends that people limit their consumption to 500g a week, while avoiding processed meat entirely.