Health officials recommend cutting our intake of red meat for our heart health
But a new study has found unprocessed beef and pork are not dangerous
In fact, a review of clinical trials showed the meat was beneficial for patients
By Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 13:07 EST, 20 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:15 EST, 20 December 2016
Red meat has been condemned as a cancer-causing, blood pressure-raising no-no.
Indeed, nutritional guidelines in both the UK and the US advise eating no more than 70g of beef, pork, or steak per day.
But a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University has found quite the opposite.
According to the study, eating more than the recommended daily amount of red meat does not affect short-term heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
In fact, they found unprocessed red meat to be a good source of nutrients for patients.