Viewpoint: While experts fight about red meat, eat a diet that makes sense for you

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Nutrition researchers and doctors are at each other’s throats once again, this time over a recommendation published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that “adults continue to eat their current levels of red and processed meat unless they felt inclined to change them themselves.”

It’s yet another example of the ways that years of bad government diet recommendations, media myths, and disagreement between competing factions in the world of diet and nutrition science have combined to make for an incredibly confusing environment for people who want to eat better, tastier, healthier diets.


My own takeaway, as someone who overhauled his diet and successfully lost a lot of weight and brought his blood pressure down to optimal levels, is that this fight does a disservice to people who want to be healthy …. and feel confused by the daily onslaught of conflicting nutrition research.

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[Editor’s note: Mike Riggs is an associate editor at Reason.]

The best diet is the one that works for you …. Liking the idea of a diet is a good indicator that you’ll at least be able to start it. The next best question is, are you getting the results you wanted, whether it be improved biomarkers, better body composition, or weight loss?


Read full, original article: The Latest Fight Over Eating Meat Ignores These 4 Essential Nutrition Truths

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