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Red Meat and White Meat

Meat is awesome, unless you are not a meat eater. It is loaded with protein and flavor. You can do some much with meat as well. The versatility and meals one can make is virtually limitless. There is a debate between red meat and white meat though, and this is because there are some differences. It is in these differences that the debate for which is better comes to be.


When trying to decide if one should consume read meat or white meat, understand there are some trade-offs that needs to be weighed out. In general, red meats (beef, pork and lamb) have more cholesterol and saturated (bad) fat than chicken, fish and vegetable proteins such as beans. Cholesterol and saturated fat can raise your blood cholesterol and make heart disease worse. Chicken and fish have less saturated fat than most red meat.


After reading that the choice is clear, right? Not so fast. Red meat is loaded with amino acids and creatine. These are big components for building big muscle. Also, the saturated fat in red meat has also been shown to help out with testosterone health. The choice may seem a little tougher now.


First one needs to know what their goals are. If you are looking at watching your cholesterol and have heart issues to be mindful of, red meat should most likely be avoided. However, if you are wanting to get serious about gaining some weight and building some new muscle, red meat should be introduced into your diet. Portions are important though. Just because red meat helps with building muscle does not mean to eat a steak 4 times a day. And remember, white meat is also great when it comes to building muscle as well, so if you went completely to a white meat meal plan, you will see some gains.


Each meat has their place in one’s meal plan. One is more of the healthier option while the other some would say taste way better and delivers muscle better. If balanced out properly both can do one heck of job at getting you jacked.


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