The Food Of Meat Is Not Beneficial For Health Reasons Essay

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Meat is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as the flesh of an animal or bird. Food is any nutritious substance that is being eaten by man, animal or absorbed by plants in order to grow and maintain life. Meat is one of the many foods consumed by man. Meat is healthy, nutritious and beneficial to the existence and survival of man. Survival of man is, therefore, reliant the availability of vitamins, minerals and the classes of food man eats. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, stated that “Meat is part of a complete and balanced diet and; hence, its consumption is beneficial for health reasons. The agency also stated that foods containing protein aside from delivering necessary protein needed for the body for health purposes, contains B vitamins, Vitamin E, iron, sodium (in chicken), magnesium and zinc.” Examples of these foods include seafood, meat, and poultry. The guidelines made recommendations that while some groups of Americans should reduce their daily intake of these foods, others are advised to increase theirs based on calorie intake and weight. Pregnant women are also recommended to eat more proteins in the form of seafood and lean meat. The former contains nutrients, such as omega -3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (EPA) and (DHA), respectively. These nutrients and acids have been determined to be instrumental during fetal growth in pregnant women, improving infant health,…

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