Does Eating Meat Help Or Harm Our Health?
Publisher |
Dr. Mark Hyman
Media Type |
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Health & Fitness
Publication Date |
Sep 22, 2023
Episode Duration |

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While anti-meat advocates and scientists have tried to scare Americans by linking meat to everything from cancer to heart disease, diabetes, and even obesity, research actually shows meat is a nutrient-dense food that can help prevent disease and nutritional deficiencies when you eat it with plenty of plants and vegetables (and not as part of the typical Western diet and lifestyle). That doesn’t mean there isn’t a dark side to eating meat, but there are good scientific and health-minded reasons to eat high-quality, organic, grass-fed, sustainably raised meat as part of an overall healthy diet.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I discuss why meat is such a contentious food, whether meat really contributes to global warming, and how to make the most informed decision about purchasing and eating meat. 

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Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

  • Commonly held myths about meat (2:49 / 0:48)
  • Meat is the single best source of protein for humans (7:29 / 4:46)
  • How much saturated fat is “healthy”? (12:57 / 10:45)
  • Meat is a nutritional powerhouse (14:35 / 11:50)
  • Grass-fed and regenerative meat is better (15:23 / 12:38)
  • Most of your plate should still be plants (16:24 / 13:38)
  • How you cook meat matters (18:45 / 16:00) 
  • Does meat contribute to global warming? (19:17 / 16:30)  
  • What to look for when buying meat (22:21 / 19:35)
  • What types of meat to eat and avoid (23:25 / 20:39)

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