Not all foods are digested at the same rate by the digestive system. Some go faster than others. Among the foods that are considered quite heavy for digestion, there is red meat. And yet, it is one of the most popular foods on a daily basis. Tasty and that allows to elaborate several types of dishes, however, it is pointed out as the origin of cardiovascular problems. Therefore, it is necessary to be well informed.
A statement backed by studies.
The fact that red meat is difficult to digest and is the cause of various cardiovascular diseases is not a free statement. Although it is succulent cooked, grilled, raw, in carpaccio or even dried, its consumption is not recommended too regularly.
A study in the United States:
The American Heart Association magazine has already done a publication on this topic. Before that, scientists called more than 3,900 people aged 65 and older. They were interviewed and analyzed. The purpose of this study was to report on their meat consumption. The results of the analysis of his blood, taken on an empty stomach, confirmed that people who consume more white meat are less exposed to the risk of cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, the risks are greater for those who consume red meat. They would be more exposed to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disorders. These are manifested by the accumulation of fat deposits or better known as cholesterol on the walls of the arteries.
A study in Great Britain:
Another study was conducted by a team from Queen Mary University of London. It was carried out with 20,000 participants. Once again, the results are clear, people who consume more red meat have more saturated arteries than those who consume less or none. The study also showed how this food degrades heart function.
The scientists who established this analysis even suggested replacing animal proteins with plant proteins. This would avoid the risk of heart disease.
The effects of excessive consumption of red meat on the cardiovascular system.
Excess red meat has several negative effects on the body, especially on the cardiovascular system. In total, there are 3.
First, the scientists did an evaluation by CMR or cardiovascular magnetic resonance. The goal was to measure the volume of the ventricles and assess their pumping ability.
In a second step, a radiomic analysis is performed to better determine the shape and texture of the heart muscle. The use of this method is aimed at obtaining detailed cardiac imaging data.
Third, the study took a closer look at the flexibility of blood vessels.
To get reliable results, the scientists took into consideration parameters such as gender, education, lifestyle, age, and anything else that might affect the results.
In conclusion, studies have confirmed that excessive consumption of red meat makes the risks more marked. Therefore, people who take more than others have more problematic imaging results. They have smaller ventricles, increased arterial stiffness, and all the signs of poor cardiovascular health.
Red meat and health risks, what should we understand?
Veal, lamb, horse, goat, lamb, cow, etc., are the main sources of red meat. These are particularly rich in vitamins, protein and iron. They are also full of saturated fats that increase the level of bad cholesterol in the blood (LDL). As a result, they accumulate in the arteries and clog them. This causes problems in the cardiovascular system.
In addition, it is also necessary to point out that red meat is one of the most difficult foods to digest. In fact, it takes about 5 hours for the digestive system to fully digest it, while vegetables and fruits are digested in less than an hour. It also strains the digestive system and could cause illnesses like stomach aches.
To conclude, the consumption of red meat should be moderate. The WHO recommends a maximum intake of 500 grams of red meat per week for an adult.
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