Published on March 6th, 2012 | by No Artificial7
Reduce Meet Consumption To Lose Weight
People who wish to keep their weight down may benefit from reducing their meat intake.
Worldwide, around 2 billion people live primarily on a meat-based diet. According to a European study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating less meat may be the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The study involved over 400.00 participants who answered questions about their diet and lifestyle and were weighed and measured both at the start of the study, and at five years later. Researchers have found that people who ate meat-rich diet gained more weight than those who had lower meat consumption levels, even if they had the same calorie intake. As a result, the study authors suggested to control consumption of meat to reach and maintain a healthy weight and good health in general during life. If you decide to consume less meat, your body still needs the protein, iron and vitamins that meat offers. Foods such as fish, nuts, seeds, beans, pulses and soya products all contain protein. Broccoli, spinach, parsley, oysters and dried apricots help add iron to your diet. Talk to your doctor or a licensed dietitian before drastically changing your diet.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition