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Warning: Your love of red meat can kill you!

by , 29 January 2014

Your love of a thick, fatty cut of steak could put you at risk of developing high blood pressure. And high blood pressure significantly increases your risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke which could lead to death. Lower your risk of all of these by sticking to a healthy diet, and reduce your consumption of red meat.

For men and women all over South Africa, it’s a sad day when someone tells you your diet of “rys, vleis en aartappels” is not a healthy choice. 
And even sadder, is that juicy piece of steak could be killing your heart. 
Eating a lot of red meat puts you at risk of high blood pressure, further increasing your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. 
It’s about cutting back on your red meat consumption to control your blood pressure
Going from eating red meat twice a day to eliminating it from your diet completely will prove to significantly improve the health of your heart. But for anyone, it’s just not a realistic request!
So what you need to do is gain control of your blood pressure and overall health. This means you can still eat your favourite meal, but less often!
Look after your blood pressure most days of the week so you can “cheat” and eat red meat
Following a healthy diet, one that’s low in sodium and saturated fats most days of the week should keep your blood pressure in check.
By eating a lean cut of unprocessed meat once or twice a week you’re likely to still keep your health in check. And thinking about the way you’re cooking your meat also counts. Grilling allows most of the fat to drip away from the meat – so you’re reducing your saturated fat intake even more!
Limit your intake of red meat and improve your blood pressure and overall health!

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