One of the most common questions I am asked is about the ‘right’ PCOS diet. What women should eat, and what to reduce – even eliminate – to improve PCOS signs and symptoms? In this article, we talk about whether you eat red meat? Find out now.
As food is a critical part of conquering PCOS naturally, this is an important question.
A 2012 study helps us to again confirm the role of red meat in our food plan.
The authors found…
“… Clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death,” according to Dr. Frank Hu, one of the senior scientists involved in the study and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.”
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease and cancer, and the length and quality of life issues that come with these health problems. We know that particularly modern-day processed meats are harmful to our health. The exciting results of this study show that by making some simple food choice changes, we can significantly improve our health outcomes.
“We estimated that substitutions of 1 serving per day of other foods (including fish, poultry, nuts, legumes, low-fat dairy, and whole grains) for 1 serving per day of red meat were associated with a 7% to 19% lower mortality risk. We also estimated that 7.6% in women in these cohorts could be prevented if all the individuals consumed fewer than 0.5 servings per day (approximately 42 g/d) of red meat.”
By reducing your red meat consumption, particularly your intake of proceeded red meat, and by substituting this form of protein with healthier forms, you can not only improve your health but reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,
P.S. For transparency, I must say before I conclude that, I am vegetarian and have been for 25 years. However, when it comes to sharing health information with others, I try hard to place my person and ethical opinions aside.