Red Meat

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The film’s claim that animal protein and processed foods are linked to the cause of chronic diseases is true because of dietary cholesterol, which is only found in animal foods like meat, eggs, and dairy products, tends to stay in the bloodstream which causes plaque and is the major cause of coronary artery disease. A recent survey done by Elisa Bandera V., et al. gives a good evidence linking red meat to certain cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. The article states, “Several mechanisms have been proposed for a carcinogenic effect of red meat. It is known that the processing and preparation of meat may result in the generation of carcinogenic n-nitroso compounds and heterocyclic amines. High red meat intake may result in higher pro-oxidant load from consumption of readily absorbed heme iron, resulting in greater oxidative stress and potential for DNA damage” (981). Red meat is known to have high cholesterol levels and high fats, which some can cause harm to the body. Too much consumption of high fat is known to cause …show more content…
In a recent study, patients with high blood pressure were advised to follow a plant based diet including cholesterol-lowering foods such as almonds, nuts and soy protein which helped reduce their blood pressure significantly (Jenkins, D. J. A., et al. 787). This approach actually helps reduce the ongoing effects of cardiovascular diseases in our bodies. From a personal experience, living in Africa made the access of fast foods a challenge and eating animal based diets were expensive, thus, I was forced to eat a plant based diet. Things changed when I came to the states where fast food and high fat foods were readily available. My weight, cholesterol levels and blood pressure increased, but once I started following a plant based diet, my health has improved. Eating a plant based diet actually helps reverse long-term

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