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Q: Health Benefits of Eating Meat ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Health Benefits of Eating Meat
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: franzie-ga
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Posted: 25 Jan 2005 16:13 PST
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Question ID: 463302
What are the health benefits of eating meat?  I don't want any
information about why being vegetarian is better for you- only
information that promotes all types of meat as part of a healthy diet.
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Eating Meat
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 25 Jan 2005 17:17 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Note: Please take note of the important disclaimer below. The answer
presented here is general information only and is not a substitute for
sound professional medical advice.

I was able to find the following articles discussing the benefits of eating meat.

- ?Chris says meat is an important source of iron, which is vital for
making red blood cells.?

- ?Eating meat also aids the absorption of iron from vegetables and
cereals. ?One of the benefits of eating meat is that when you eat a
proper balanced diet it can help iron absorb into the body. A lot of
things have iron in them but you need to get it out and into the
body,? Chris says.?

?Meat: a healthy option??

- ?According to nutritionists with the National Livestock and Meat
Board, in general animal foods - meat, poultry, fish and eggs -
contain top quality protein. This means all these foods supply the
necessary amounts of all essential amino acids.?

The article below includes the nutritional contents of various types of meat.

?Are We Meant to Eat Meat??

- ?it (meat) is an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins:
thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and vitamin B12?

- ?it contains significant amounts of zinc and copper in their readily
absorbable forms?

?Meat and Healthy Eating? 

Our next article provides the benefits of meat in the diets of children and teens.

- ?It is well established that eating meat improves the quality of
nutrition, strengthens the immune system, promotes normal growth and
development, is beneficial for day-to-day health, energy and
well-being, and helps ensure optimal learning and academic

- ?The long-term Bogalusa Heart Study finds that children who eat more
meat are less likely to have deficiencies than those who eat little or
no meat. Kids who don?t eat meat ? and especially if they restrict
other foods, as many girls are doing ? are more likely to feel tired,
apathetic, unable to concentrate, are sick more often, more frequently
depressed, and are the most likely to be malnourished and have stunted
growth. Meat and other animal-source foods are the building blocks of
healthy growth that have made America?s youngsters among the tallest,
strongest and healthiest in the world.?

?Benefits of meat for children and teens? 

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franzie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Perfect!  Exactly what I was looking for.  As a first time user, I'm
extremely impressed.  Thank-you for saving me hours of painful

Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Eating Meat
From: david1977-ga on 25 Jan 2005 18:56 PST
This was some previous work that I did. I am going ahead and posting
this information as I did spend the time locating it.

Apart from the lower fat content, there are numerous health benefits
from eating lean meat:

it provides a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino
acids which are needed by the body for growth and development
it is an excellent source of the B-complex vitamins: thiamin,
riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and vitamin B12
it is rich in heme iron, a more readily absorbed form of iron -
nonheme iron is found mainly in plant foods
it contains significant amounts of zinc and copper in their readily
absorbable forms

Meat is a big part of maintaining a healty diet.

Lean cut none processed meat is low on carbs.
  After years of switching to poultry and fish, Americans are back at
the meat counter in droves. The American Heart Association says it's
OK, but it's best to choose lean cuts and limit portion size.
    Beef tops the food list when it comes to protein content. In
addition, it has B vitamins, iron, and other minerals. Consider these

    * Beef stamps out anemia, the most common nutritional deficiency
in the U.S. Fatigue, caused by anemia, is the primary reason people
see a doctor.

    * It perks up your zinc reserves, which keeps the immune system working well.

    * It provides the full bouquet of B vitamins, including B12 for
tissue repair; B6 for immunity; niacin required by the skin, nerves,
and digestive system; and thiamin that the body uses to convert blood
sugar into energy.
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Eating Meat
From: easterangel-ga on 25 Jan 2005 20:20 PST
You're welcome! :)

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