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What happens if you don't eat meat?

Updated on April 4, 2016

Red meat is a familiar in everyday meals. But it is also potentially more at risk of disease. The body if we don't eat meat?

In daily meals, red meat has become almost indispensable material. It provides the necessary nutrients for the body but also the potential threat of disease.

India Times magazine announced the benefits to your body when cut of red meat in your daily diet:

Weight loss

A research group at George Washington University, United States of America, recently conducted experiments to determine the change in weight for a person moving from meat eaters to vegetarians.

On average, those kinds of meat from the daily diet reduced by about 5 kg without reducing the number of calories the body consumes.

From the results of research, experts recommend fasting and adjust training habits to lose weight without calorie control loaded into the body.

Change of intestinal bacteria system

The food that you consume will impact directly to the digestive system.

Study on the intestinal flora in vegetarian interrupted, vegans and people who are not fasting, intestinal flora of completely different objects.

In particular, in the vegetarian market (who do not consume any animal products), the digestive tract contains mainly bacteria, protects the digestive tract.

Reduce risk of cancer

World Health Organization WHO ranked the types of processed meat such as sausage, bacon ... at key food groups are capable of causing cancer equivalent of formaldehyde, tobacco, gamma radiation.

Red meat is also an easy food cause cancer. The experts said, the diet containing 50 g of processed meat a day makes 18% increase risk of prostate cancer.

However, many still argue that the risk level may not be so serious.

Reduce the risk of heart disease

According to Lerner Research Institute, United States of America, the substance carnitine in red meat reacts to gut bacteria and contribute to an increased risk of developing heart disease.

Intestinal bacterial metabolism of carnitine into trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite that is thought to be related to promoting atherosclerosis in humans.

In addition, the researchers say that a diet rich in carnitine will promote the development of the bacteria metabolism of carnitine, causing more serious problems with the production lot of TMAO cause blockage of the arteries.

Red meat cuts in daily meals reduced the amount of cholesteron in the blood and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease to 20%.

Nutritional deficiency

A pure vegetarian diet, balance can provide sufficient nutrients for your body. However, fasting difficult to provide enough iron, vitamin B12, D for the body.

Dietitians recommend additional vegetarian products from legumes, nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains ... to supplement vitamin B12, vitamin D is necessary for the body.


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