Imagine my surprise as I’m perusing my Yahoo! news earlier today, when I run across this headline:
Eating Processed Meat and Red Meat Significantly Raises Risk of Death
I was shocked! Shocked, I say! I’ve known for a long time that eating processed meats and red meat were bad for you. Heck, most of our ground beef apparently contains ‘pink slime’, and when I think pink slime I think of something that eats people and can only be stopped by the cold.
But nobody told me that if I didn’t eat red meat, I MIGHT NOT DIE. Just read these quotes from the actual article.
Eating a serving of nuts instead of red meat was associated with a 19% lower risk of mortality.
Choosing poultry over red meat was linked with a 14% lower risk of dying.
Thank goodness we had chicken tonight instead of steak. All the time and lives wasted searching for fountains of youth and elixirs of life, and all we had to do was quit eating the bacon of death. It’s almost enough to make a person go vegetarian.
But, man I love steak!
- All red meat is bad for you, new study says (latimes.com)
- “Pink slime” beef products become big issue in U.S. (calgaryherald.com)
- Love affair with flesh hits a snag as study links red meat to risk of death (theage.com.au)