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Is Meat Inflammatory?

On May 28th, 2013

omega-3-and-omega-6What do you think is the cause of clogged arteries, plaque and heart attacks?  Many would say red meat.  Do you believe that meat is the cause of inflammation in the body that causes arthritis, chronic pain and skin problems?  Neither is true.  Actually, research shows that omega-6 fatty acids are good for the body because they have anti- inflammatory effects.

Omega-6, found in shellfish, poultry and eggs, reduces the risk of developing heart diseases and diseases related to arthritis and dermatitis.  Do not stop eating meat, dairy, and eggs because you think they are bad.  What is bad is overindulgence in any one food.  Whether you are a carnivore (meat eater), omnivore (all-eater) or vegetarian, harmonizing your diet is the key.

Tips on how to Balance Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids:

  • Change cooking oil
  • Reduce consumption of fried foods
  • Reduce solid fats
  • Eat fish twice a week
  • Limit processed foods

Omega-6 foods like meat should be balanced with omega-3 foods like fish, flax or cod liver oil.   These fatty acids must be gained through food intake because the body cannot make them.  They are needed for cognitive function, immune response and other functions.  However, if these fatty acids are not consumed in the proper amounts, many of the health benefits are void.

If you are not eating enough Omega rich food consider Standard Process Cod Liver Oil.

Benefits of Cod Liver Oil:

  • Supports healthy eyes and skin
  • Provides support for bone, tooth and musculoskeletal health
  • May reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Supports the body’s natural inflammatory response

Cod Liver Oil is an ideal way to supplement your diet with vitamins A and D and omega 3 fatty acids.

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