Guest Post by Heather Warren:
Now this is an interesting one, as red meat tends to have a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to your health. Linked to heart disease, cholesterol and cancer; eat red meat in excess isn’t always good for your health.
However sports dieticians tend to disagree…
In fact, many are now encouraging athletes to introduce more red meat into their diet, instead of surviving on the monotony of chicken breasts and fish.
For runners quite a lot…
For starters red meat is rich in iron which is needed to maintain energy levels, but this is not all it contains/can do:
Pretty good for your health right, whether you are an athlete or not…
Yet sports dieticians do offer one piece of caution about eating red/dark meat. They recommend spacing out your meat portions throughout the day, as this is better for your bone health, muscle mass and appetite.
Otherwise, you could say sports dieticians strongly recommend including all types of meat in your diet.
So if you are an athlete looking to improve your training and stamina through your diet or you are simply looking to improve your health, don’t dismiss red/dark meat completely.
As proven above, red/dark meat can equally be as good for your body as white meat.
Heather writes about food in all forms. If you’re an athlete perhaps you will enjoy red meat, such as a prime ribeye steak cooked exactly how you like it, knowing it is fueling your body.
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