Not All Meat is Created Equal

Fresh butcher cut meat assortment garnished with Salad and fresh rosemary

News buzzed last week with the announcement from the World Health Organization that processed meat causes cancer. The International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) estimates that “34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meat.” The news should not make you eliminate meat, one of the greatest proteins out there, from your diet altogether. The group reviewed some 800 studies and was specifically talking about two categories of meat: processed meat and red meat.  Their review largely focused upon population studies and the limitations of those studies must be understood as well. [Read more…]

Don’t Let the USDA Mislead You

Close up of whole grain bread. . .

In the 1970s, the USDA came out with “low fat, whole grains” nutritional guidelines that were largely unfounded by science, and based on an untested theory that saturated fats cause heart attacks. Americans acted on these USDA guidelines, embracing a diet of whole grains and consuming less red meat, lard and animal fat. Here were the results:

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