What’s wrong with meat, anyway?

Updated: Nov 8, 2020


Many of us grew up eating meat (dairy, fish, eggs, or beef) at least three times a day. So it is quite natural to not know or not to believe that meat is not as good for your health as you were brought up to believe. Not long ago, I didn't understand as well why eating meat is so bad. Until I did some research and found out that eating meat…


It’s linked to heart disease


It's true that some heart disease patients could be genetically predisposed to it. However, we still can alter the environment where those genes will live. We should actually be more aware of inherited eating habits.


What is heart disease?

Heart disease, also known as atherosclerosis, affects many people today. It is also known as the hardening of arteries, where a 'plaque' is formed inside the blood vessels, blocking the normal blood flow and causing injury to the endothelial lining of arteries.


What causes the plaque in the first place?

The western diet rich in meats, fish, dairy products, caffeine, sugar, and oils. Looking at cultures like the Okinawans which ate a plant-based diet predominantly, we see the connection, and why they did not have heart disease among them.


3 reasons animal products contribute to heart disease: