What does meat do to your body?!

Question: What does meat do to your body?
I heard that meat and fish had some bad effects on your body but I don't know what those effects are and I want to know so I can cut down on meat and fish because I have it quite often. please tell me :)


Thechinastudy.com (if it doesn't show up, try .org, but I'm sure it was .com) shows a long length study of why japanese and chinese have much longer and more likely to be desiese free lives, and it showed they where low protein (most where vegetarians, vegans, and a few pescitarians, but not all). The western diet offten has too muchprotein, which very much increases chances of cancer and other such illnesses.
A lot of info on why to be at least vegetarian are there. Its a good site, you don't need to buy their book to know enough to convince you, they have A LOT there on that page for free.

Meat provides nourishment. for example deer meat contains

vitamin B6
vitamin B12
vitamin K

Bad effects on your body? It depends on what type and how much you are eating. Anything if you eat too much of it is Not healthy. But if you eat fresh lean meat in moderation it is quite healthy. There are literally Billions of healthy omnivores on this planet. Processed meats with added fat, salt, preservatives, and fillers is not good for you.

Correlations between the various diseases that vegetarians claim are caused by meat do not exist. It is EXCESSIVE consumption of meat that MAY increase risk factors but meat itself does not cause anything. The Mayo Clinic, The American Heart Association, The American dietetic Association, even the American Cancer society ALL include fresh lean meat as part of their healthy food tips and shopping guides. Certainly these organizations are more credible than "vegan.org" or peta.org or "vegsoc.com".

UN statistics on longevity shows Japan, the largest consumption of meat (fish/seafood) per ca-pita is the number 1 healthiest society (out of 194) on earth. India on the other hand, with approximately 35-50% of the population being vegan/vegetarian ranks 134th. The US, with its "typical unhealthy diet" ranks 23rd.

Meat is full of cholestrial and fat and humans are not designed to digest meat. Eating meat can increase your chances of getting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrial and obesity.You will also be consuming secondary vetinary drugs including fertility drugs, hormones and antibiotics, this can make your body immune to antibiotics.

Not sure where you're getting your information but whoever is providing it needs to be a little more specific.

In general meat and fish are actually very healthy. Some types are more than others but for the most part it is all about balance in diet and exercise.

Red Meats are supposedly bad because they tend to be fattier... But really, again it's all about balance and not eating too much. I personally love a good hearty meatloaf on a cold day. Bacon has a lot of fat, but at the same time, this really doesn't mean much to someone who is healthy and eats a balanced diet and gets plenty of exercise. It's people who already have issues stemming from having poor diets and exercise regimens that wind up with major issues and have to restrict their diet.

Fish/Shellfish/etc come from the ocean and if there are pollutants in an area then they tend to also contain traces of those pollutants depending on the amount. Tuna in particular can contain high levels of Mercury but at the same time, if it's not eaten every day (and it shouldn't be since that is not what a balanced diet is about) then there isn't much of a problem

Humans are considered Omnivores for a reason. We evolved to eventually eat meat. Granted, most of us prefer our meat cooked, but we developed the brainpower to harness the resources of our environment for a reason as well.

There's always something new being found out and while some of the information out there is bogus, some of it really should be heeded.

There's also a link to genetics and diet requirements. Some people are in a genetic minefield and wind up with issues even if they take care of themselves.

Look at how much you are having of what and if you're having too much of something, start making the portions smaller. Although really the main issue for a lot of people is not having a large enough variety of fruits and veggies in their diet and putting way too much meat on their plate.

It depends on what and how much you eat. Rather than posting a list of vitamins or links to a blog or whatever, here is some actual scientific information.

*When meats are processed they contain high levels of nitrates which are linked to digestive cancers (AICR and WCRF (2007). Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?page… ).

*The type of iron in meat (heme iron) is known to be a free radical promoter, that means it causes chemical reactions which produce free radicals. These are chemicals which can oxidise your tissues, causing inflammation which is another risk factor for digestive cancers (Tappel. Heme of consumed red meat can act as a catalyst of oxidative damage and could initiate colon, breast and prostate cancers, heart disease and other diseases. Medical Hypotheses (2007) 68, 562–564).

*Cooking ANY meats (including chicken and fish) at high temperatures causes the formation of chemicals called heterocyclic amines in the tissue which are linked to digestive other cancers including breast and prostate cancer (Layton et al., Cancer risk of heterocyclic amines in cooked foods: an analysis and implications for research. Carcinogenesis (1995) 16 (1): 39-52. http://carcin.oxfordjournals.org/content… )

*Red meat consumption is also linked to increased risk of death from ischemic heart disease. (Snowdon et al., Meat consumption and fatal ischemic heart disease. Preventive Medicine 1984, 13(5):490-500. http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/MED/6527990/… )

*the largest ever study of a single population found meat consumption was linked to deaths from cancer and cardiovascular disease (Sinha et al., Meat Intake and Mortality-A Prospective Study of Over Half a Million People. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(6):562-571. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content… )

*some fishes contain high levels of environmental contaminants because of prolonged exposure. This is the result of a process called bioaccumulation- small animals eat small amounts of a contaminant, larger animals eat lots of the smaller animals and end up with large amounts of the contaminants. Consming these larger fishes means humans end up with even higher levels of these contaminants (Kelly et al., Intestinal absorption and biomagnification of organic contaminants in fish, wildlife, and humans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Volume 23, Issue 10, pages 2324–2336, October 2004 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.18… ).

*while contamination in fishes is a risk for humans who eat them, there are health benefits which are assumed to make fish worth eating despite the risk (Mozaffarian and Rimm. Fish Intake, Contaminants, and Human Health: Evaluating the Risks and the Benefits. JAMA. 2006;296(15):1885-1899. http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/296/15/… ). However these same benefits can be obtained from consuming plant and algal products anyway, without the increased risk (CONQUER and HOLUB. Supplementation with an algae source of docosahexaenoic acid increases (n-3) fatty acid status and alters selected risk factors for heart disease in vegetarian subjects. The Journal of nutrition 1996, vol. 126, no12, pp. 3032-3039. http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cp… )

vegan biologist

Meat gives you the complete protein your body needs to grow and replenish your muscles. It gives you vitamin b12 which is necessary for your nervous system to work. A three-ounce serving of lean beef is an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus; and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, iron and riboflavin. (B12 protects the nervous system. Without it, permanent damage can result (e.g., blindness, deafness, dementia). Fatigue, and tingling in the hands or feet, can be early signs of deficiency.) A lack of b12 puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.


it even gives you saturated fat, over half of which are monosaturated fats....just like olive oil. http://www.creekstonefarms.com/pdfs/fati…

Theres' nothing bad about eating meat. You can eat too much, I guess, but you can eat too much of anything.

It literally destroys your body. Burning holes through your stomach and intestines and heart. Humans CANNOT digest or get ANY nutrients from meat. WHY? Because it is RAPE and MURDER. Humans do not , or should not EVER take part in something so barbaric.

DEER HUNTER- I'm STILL shaking my Vegan Finger at you!!!!!!! >:(

It nourishes your body with protein and amino acids. Provides fat necessary to dissolve certain vitamins, oh yeah, and makes it happy happy because it tastes soooo yummy.

It fills your stomach up with MURDER!!!

Tasty, delicious murder.....

It puts cholesterol in your blood, which causes plaque to build up. Increases your chance for heart disease.


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