New Data shows how much longer you can live once you stop eating Red Meat
The world is slowly waking up to the healthy benefits of becoming vegetarian or vegan. There is growing awareness of the negative impact of animal consumption and red meat on health, spirituality, conscience and the environment. The data is now in showing why you need to stop eating red meat because of cancer.
People are slowly refusing red meat or reducing it drastically from their daily diet. This all within good reason and though many have their own for doing so, the common reason is the impact animal agriculture has on the environment, the cruel treatment of animals in factories and farms and of course the health concerns of several animal products.
1 How badly does meat consumption affect our health?
There are several recent studies which have emerged on how a red meat diet has the potential to negatively impact your health. The WHO, (World Health Organization) declared last year that processed meat is now a classified Group 1 carcinogen or a cancer causing element along with Tobacco and asbestos.
Besides causing you cancer, red meat has the potential to increase mortality rate and the risk of dying from a number of diet related disease.
2 Is meat killing us?
Research carried out in Mayo Clinic Arizona analyzed data collected from is different studies that included 1.5 million participants who were tracked over time. The volunteers were aged between 5 to 28. They all observed mixed diets from strict vegans to meat eaters who consumed red meat daily or more than once a day. The review was titled “Is meat Killing Us” and published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.
The study found that indeed meat is killing us and the data collected simply reinforced what we have silently known for long.