As a non-vegetarian consumer, have you ever imagined a world without meat? Most of us love meat. Our meals are not complete without it, especially when you are in Australia as the said country is reportedly the highest consumer of meat, closely followed by the United States. And to love your meat even more, here are some benefits that it does to our body.
We already know that we can get nutrients (such as zinc, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B, and D, as well as proteins) from meat. But, many are not familiar that eating meat can also help in a person’s mood. These days, more and more people are being diagnosed with depression and anxiety. One cannot avoid it but it can be reduced by eating meat. In fact, studies show that meat consumers are unlikely to suffer from depression and anxiety as well as other neurotransmitter problems compared to people who are vegetarians.
Also, meats have higher zinc content. This helps give a boost to our immune system. With the protein and zinc found in meat, our body’s production of antibodies is also increased when we consume it. Antibodies are responsible in fighting diseases. Thus, the more antibodies we produce, the greater will be our chance to fight off viruses and other diseases.
Moreover, you probably heard of protein shakes and protein wheys that most bodybuilders consume. They drink it because they need it to develop muscles. But you do not have to look further to promote muscle growth. Consuming meat can help you with it. As mentioned, protein is present in meat. Thus, eating it helps in growing your muscles and repair it as well.
Meats are also packed with iron. Thus, consuming it will help one improve his or her blood circulation. With this, iron deficiency will not be a problem anymore.
Furthermore, some people avoid meat because they believe that eating it would cause them heart and skin problems or diabetes. But, no. Meat does not mainly cause you that. It is probably largely because of one’s lifestyle. In fact, consuming seafood is good for you as it is rich in omega-3 which keeps the heart in good shape.
Even so, meat is not only good for the heart. It is good for our brain too. The meat that comes from fishes has DHA and EPA proteins. Consuming this helps in improving a person’s concentration and make the general function of the brain better. Meat is not only good for our insides. Rather, this also works to give you better outside appearance. Consuming meat helps give our skin moisture and natural glow. On top of that, our bones, teeth, and eyes will improve.
There are much more benefits that meat can give us besides that. Even so, one should keep in mind that everything should be consumed in a moderate manner as too much consumption of things can lead to bad results. In the meantime, just enjoy your meat as you eat it in moderation.