December 2015 Issue

Weighing Red Meat Risks

Red meat is nutrient-rich but should be eaten in moderation as part of a plant-filled diet, and cooked in ways that minimize health risks.

If red meat is a primary part of your diet, you are putting yourself at high risk for heart disease and cancer. Doctors have been stressing this for a while, but many tend to deny or ignore the risks and argue for red meat's nutritional value. Take a look at some ways you can include red meat in your diet in a moderate, healthy way.

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