Study Shows Eating Red Meats and Cheese Helps You Live Longer

Turns out read meat and cheese aren't bad for you after all. 

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario conducted research that found that people who scarf down higher levels of red meat and cheeses are likely to live longer. 

Here is what the study found: People who had three portions of dairy and 120 grams of unprocessed red meat per day benefited the most.

Professor at McMaster, Andrew Mente reports: “Our findings on full-fat dairy and unprocessed red meat do challenge conventional thinking.” 

Now check this out: those eating the most dairy and red meat saw their chances of early death fall by 25 percent and fatal heart attack decreased by 22 percent. 

It’s protective up to the serving sizes that we’ve identified. We are saying three dairy and we are saying around one portion of red meat [a day], or white meat,” said Mente.“Relative to carbs, I would say that saturated fat is beneficial — it’s pretty clear from this data.

Now, if you're not a fan of red meats, don't worry! White meat, such as chicken and turkey, also carried similar benefits, the researchers said.

Our results show that dairy products and meat are beneficial for heart health and longevity,” said Dr. Salim Yusuf, who teaches cardiovascular disease at the McMaster Medical School.

“This differs from current dietary advice.”

The researchers also said a healthy diet includes more than eight daily portions of fruit and vegetables and half-portions of nuts and beans. This sounds like all the foods I grew up eating! Meat, beans, rice, cheese and fruits and veggies!


What do you guys think about this? Do you think meats and cheeses will actually help you live longer? Let me know your thoughts! 

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