Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Red Meat Bad - Seafood Good

In a recent health study by the U.S. National Cancer Institute reported by several sources, try Google or Yahoo to easily access reports, it was found that diets high in red meat (which includes pork), and processed meat (sausages, lunch meat, etc.), will shorten your lifespan not only through cancer and heart disease, but also Alzheimer's, ulcers and a variety of other conditions.

This study in conjunction with other recent findings by prominent health agencies suggests consuming no more than 5 ounces of red meat products per week and substituting "white meat" which is seafood and poultry. Of course an increase in fruits and vegetables is also recommended.

Seafood offers a wealth of health benefits with a minimum amount of concerns. It is almost impossible to eat enough seafood to damage your health and one to three servings a week of varied product will be very beneficial to your well being. There are some exceptions of course such as allergies and mercury content (which is only a concern for young children, women of child bearing years, and certain medical conditions).

If you have any questions ask your fishmonger about the sources of his products. I am always glad to offer the web site of suppliers to my customers so they can go to the source for information.

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