Now Scientists Are Saying that Red Meat Is Not So Bad for You

Nutritionists and scientists have long warned about the dangers of red meat in the cancer and heart disease risks. Now there is growing evidence that red meat isn’t so bad for you after all.

The findings support the notion that the human body, perfected through eons of evolution, is highly adapted for digesting and metabolizing nutrients from a wide range of food sources.

Humans have always consumed both plants and animals and have therefore evolved mechanisms for harnessing nutrients from both sources, allowing them to survive through unpredictable changing environmental circumstances.

Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

The evidence is too weak to justify telling individuals to eat less beef and pork, according to new research. The findings “erode public trust,” critics said. Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.