White meat or red meat?

Diet tips
Carne bianca o carne rossa?
White or red meat Whenever we are interested in the principles of diets, nutritional tables, advice for a healthy diet, we come across pages and pages that denigrate red meat in favor of white meat. Let's try to understand the reasons.

The advantages of white meat

When we talk about white meat, we mean rabbit, chicken and turkey meat as a whole. It is these three animals that provide it to us, so it immediately becomes clear that a diet based solely on white meat would leave little food choice and little stimulus for creativity. In fact, however, white meat is very rich in so-called noble proteins, and branched amino acids, a lot of iron, practically identical to red meat and low in fat. This means that a portion of this type of meat allows us to form hormones and enzymes, renew tissues and efficiently dispose of toxins within the body. White meat is recommended during diets aimed at weight loss, thanks to the low fat content especially in the skin, which can be easily eliminated before or after cooking. The cholesterol contained in 100g grams of chicken or turkey is very minimal and the composition of fats is similar to that of vegetable fats, rather than animal ones.i animali.

Pros and cons of red meat

Let's go to the devil on our tables: red meat, that is beef, pork, game, horse and veal. The taste is usually very tempting, and we Italians, unfortunately, make a reckless use of it. There are numerous pathologies related to excessive red meat intake, such as osteoporosis, gout, cardiovascular, circulatory diseases and so on. This is because inside these meats there are a lot of animal proteins that are harmful if taken in excessive quantities and a lot of saturated fats that raise cholesterol levels. It should be emphasized, however, that eating a beef or horse steak two or three times a week does not trigger the onset of any disease. Problems arise if this intake becomes clearly excessive, or if, while remaining at these levels, it is then associated with many other proteins, too many fats deriving above all from unhealthy cooking or a chronic sedentary lifestyle. Red meat should be consumed as part of a proper diet and associated with a healthy and active lifestyle. White meat, on the other hand, is also served quietly in hospitals, where people are often still in bed.erme a letto.

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