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Already criticised for its saturated fats and its impacts on cardiovascular health, red meat is also responsible for several types of cancers, especially colorectal. Processed meats, such as cured meats for example, also increase the risk of cancer.
Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, lamb, duck, goose, rabbit, horsemeat as well as giblets. Processed meats include meats that are cured, smoked, dried or salted or those with preservatives like nitrites.
It should be noted that despite these drawbacks, red meats do have nutritional qualities and they are an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc and group B vitamins, which are important elements for the body. Once again, the secret lies in moderation!
As for the SOSCuisine meal plans, they contain 3 servings maximum of red meat per week. In case of any barbecuing, our recipes suggest that you marinate the meat before cooking, as this will neutralise the oxidising effect of cooking at high temperature. You should also use lean cuts of meat and remove the fat before cooking.
So what are you waiting for? Just follow our tips, go ahead and fire up the barbecue and enjoy the last few days of this wonderful summer.