Wellness

Don’t Tell Me Not to Eat Red Meat!

roast beef red meat
Stew beef ready to eat!

Please refrain from telling me not to eat red meat. Now I have just about had it with all the wagonists who are telling me that red meat is bad for me because it contains all types of bad fats and what not!

Okay okay let me calm down here. Really what I want to say is that the argument about red meat being bad for you is flawed.

Yes, flawed….seriously flawed.

The fact is that red meat is not bad for EVERYBODY. It is only bad for some people whose bodies cannot digest it properly. When some people eat red meat, it slows down their metabolism and they end up feeling sluggish with little energy.

This is because these people have a blood type that does not tolerate meat very well. What does blood type have to do with anything? It has everything to do with this.

You see, I have type O blood and because of this my body actually thrives when I eat red meat and animal protein in general. Red meat speeds up my metabolism while it does the opposite to someone with type A blood.

This came as quite a surprise to me but I have proven it to be very true. You see, I am a type O and my husband is a type A. Whenever I prepare beef, although we both enjoy it equally, my husband always tends to fall asleep soon afterwards while I have lots and lots of energy!

Who would have thought that your blood type would affect how your body reacts to food?

I have been reading Dr. Peter Adamo’s book “Eat Right For Your Type” and it is very eye-opening and answers many questions about why some people have difficulty losing weight even though they follow all the so-called ‘good’ eating advice out there.

The fact is that there is no one diet that is suitable for everybody. You will hear people say “eat lots of fruits and vegetables” and this is supposed to apply to everybody.

While it is generally good to eat fruits and vegetables, taking it to the extreme by becoming a vegetarian, for example, can actually be unhealthy if you are an O blood type that thrives on animal protein.

beef burger red meat
Beef burger

While someone with the ‘A’ blood type can thrive by consuming mostly vegetables, other blood types can actually suffer if they follow suit.

In his book, Dr. Adamo recounted a case where a 52 year old woman with type O blood was suffering from heart disease. She was told by numerous doctors to reduce her intake of red meat and she had taken their advice.

Her diet consisted largely of grains and fish and olive oil. Regardless, she continued to suffer from heart disease. When she consulted Dr. Adamo, he told her to start incorporating lean red meat in her diet and to reduce her intake of wheat. She was also told to include strength training exercises as a part of her regimen.

Needless to say she was very skeptical given all that she had heard about avoiding red meat and about the health benefits of wheat. Long story short, within 6 months of following a diet that was appropriate for her blood type, her cholesterol level had fallen significantly without medication. She was able to come off all medication and no longer suffered from heart disease!

Simply because she changed her diet to include foods that were good for her blood type.

So don’t fall victim to the hype about red meat being bad for you. It may actually be good for you! If you have type O blood like me, don’t let anybody tell you that you shouldn’t eat red meat.

I highly recommended Dr. Adamo’s book. It is available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback and hardcover.

Until next time, take care :)! I’m off to go enjoy my Saturday evening stew beef (wink wink)!

 

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