Is a daily consumption of meat good for your heart?
A Cleveland Clinic and Tufts University study revealed a 22% increased risk for heart disease for every 3.3 oz serving of cooked lean meat per day. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and many other parts of the world, and meat is a major risk factor.
Lifestyle and behaviors improve cardiovascular health including:
• eating healthful foods –fruits, vegetables, whole un-ground grains, beans and seeds
• exercising regularly
• getting sufficient sleep
• maintaining a healthy body weight
• stopping smoking
• restricting or avoiding alcohol