• Anita Hollerer-Squire

Is eating meat good for our us?

I know plenty of people who eat meat every day. If you invite them over and serve up a vegetarian feast, they wouldn't exactly jump up and down with joy. This applies especially to the male gender - after all "real man eat meat", right?

This notion goes way back to the old days of hunting and providing for the family. Maybe eating meat makes them still feel like they are the providers - it has a macho flair about it and shows how tough they are.

The livestock industry certainly builds on the macho ego with ads showing hard working, sweaty man eating their overseized steaks.

But how good is meat really?

Let's have a look at pros and cons of eating meat.

Arguments for meat:

  • Humans have been eating meat since the beginning of time.

  • High in protein. Animal sources of protein tend to deliver all the amino acids we need – they are complete proteins and contain all nine amino acids.

  • High quality, unprocessed meat offers many nutrients - from iron to B Vitamins, Zinc, Magnesium to vitamin E.

  • Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia, muscle weakness or blindness. If you don't eat meat, you should really take a supplement.