It’s what’s for dinner
Here’s another news flash on red meat: Eat more! That’s right, despite all the recent hype about the dangers of eating too much red meat, the latest health warnings come from eating too little.
In a recent study, women who ate more red meat were less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.
This study was done in Australia. Where the beef and lamb is world famous because it comes from happy animals that graze on grass. Not buckets of grain, like so much of the cattle in this country.
When an animal is fed what it is supposed to eat, then the meat that comes from that animal contains the nutrients it is supposed to have. And grass-fed cows naturally contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Which are critical for physical and mental health.
Interestingly enough, I was reading an article earlier today about the fact that Americans want their omega 3s without having to take fish oil. Which is typical America for you. “Wah, wah, waah. I want what’s good for me–but only if it tastes good.”
Well, read up America! You can get some omega 3s simply by chowing down on a juicy burger (as long as it’s made with grass fed and finished beef).
One last side note. Isn’t it interesting how the negative study on beef made front page headlines around the world a few weeks ago… And this one wasn’t picked up at all? Well, except by me.
“Red Meat Consumption and Mood and Anxiety Disorders.” Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 2012 Mar 17; 81(3): 196-198