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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Meat and Dairy as unhealthy as Honeybuns?

So Harvard School of Public Health came out with a new food guide pyramid that groups red meat and dairy products with sugars at the top of the pyramid. Their reasoning is because "they contain lots of saturated fat" and recommends reducing dairy consumption to 1 to 2 servings. Have they forgotten the fact that red meat supplies necessary proteins required for cell repair and maintenance. And Dairy prevents osteoporosis and bone health. I think someone is getting a little radical here. What do you think about this?

Quick Daily Beef Fact: One serving of beef provides 51% of the recommended daily protein needed in the diet. You need protein to support the growth and maintenance of bones, muscles and tissues, and to regulate and boost metabolism. Several studies indicate that beef is more satisfying than carbohydrates and can help people lose or maintain weight. Studies also show protein-rich diets boost the benefits of exercise and fuel muscle development, which is increasingly important for maintaining optimal health throughout your life. (Beef It's Whats for Dinner)