A recent study by Harvard university found that eating red meat more than twice a week put a serious increase on the risk of bowel cancer. The government has now issued a warning for us all to limit our intake to no more than two portions a week. Should we keep red meat in our diet at all? ELLE finds out the real pros and cons of eating red meat.
Red meat is one of the richest natural sources of zinc, albeit unprocessed, lean forms of red meat (think lean steaks with little fat). Zinc is essential for a healthy immune system, to build muscle and even considered essential for healthy fertility. A 200g lean steaks once a week provides a natural source of zinc, a mineral for a healthy system. If you decide to use a supplement, ELLE loves Zinc Citrate, £6, by Lamberts.