Recent research shows a clear connection between meat consumption and the likeliness of having a stroke.
One study found the total consumption of fresh and processed red meat is significantly positively associated with risk of total stroke. Each daily serving of meat increased this risk by 11- 13%. Skipping meat one day a week can be an easy way to cut overall servings, thereby reducing some risk. Saturated fat found in red and processed meat is a contributing factor, as some studies have indicated that a high intake of saturated fatty acids increases total cholesterol levels which could increase the risk of stroke.
Given that meat consumption is on the rise in many countries, it is important to share the benefits of cutting back and think about simple ways to enjoy more plant-based meals.
What will you have for dinner tonight?