Does Red Meat Cause Inflammation? Depends

With every meal, you make the decision to choose between pro-inflammation or anti-inflammation foods. Your health for the future is determined by the decisions you make in the present. So whether its protein, carbohydrates, fats, flavors or the beverages you consume, you will be either promoting inflammation or inhibiting it.

Most of us have heard that meat can be inflammatory. But remember not all meats are the same. Our family likes to buy grass fed meats. In fact we found a great price from a rancher who was selling his grass fed meat much cheaper than we could buy at the store. We love the flavor and know the health benefits of grass fed beef?

            Why is Grass Fed Beef Better than Lot than Regular Beef?

grass fed beef Land animal meat like beef and pork are  higher in certain kinds of fat that promote inflammation. Also, keep in mind  that unless you are eating grass fed, grass finished beef, you are eating meat  from a very sick animal. What I mean grass finished meat is that some farmers  grass feed their cattle but then take it to a feed lot where it is given grains to fatten them up for slaughter so you lose the anti inflammatory benefits of grass fed beef.

The vast majority of beef on the market is produced in  feedlots, where the cows subsist primarily on corn, which of course they are  not at all designed to consume. So, because they are forced to eat something  that is foreign to their physiology, their livers get totally blown out,  causing systemic illness, requiring the use of massive quantities of powerful  antibiotics.[3] Cows that graze on grass out in  pastures, on the other hand, pack anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids into  their meat. If you want to do even better, eat wild-caught omega-3 rich oily  fish like salmon and sardines

I wish I could recommend fish whole heartedly but because of much of the pollution and radiation from places like Fuchashima you have to be very careful about fish products. My suggestion is that you take a triple distillated fish oil such as Shaklee’s Omega Guard.

Pro-Inflammatory Anti-Inflammatory
Protein Feedlot beef
Farm-raised seafood
Grass-fed beef Wild-caught salmon
and sardines
vivix4 Eating a diet with that promote low inflammation is important for health. Anti inflammatory supplements not only include fish oils but a mixed polyphenol product such as Shaklee Vivix.   One study that was done on people ingesting a high fat pro inflammatory meal showed that the group that took Vivix after the meal had even lower pro inflammatory markers than before eating the high fat meal. See the study here
Other supplements that lower inflammation
Fish Oil provides anti inflammatory substances to the body lowering inflammation. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation
Many fish oil supplements have not been purified and contain PVCs and other toxins that fish may have. Shaklee Corp. makes a product called OmegaGuard that has been triple distilled to remove any unwanted impurities.Source: Omega-3 fatty acids | University of Maryland Medical Center


About the Author

Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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