Red meat has always gotten a bad rap especially for those of us who grew up in the 80’s when it was literary made to be a silent killer that caused heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Red meat in culinary terms is used to define meat, which is red when raw. Red meat is incredibly high in protein contains vitamin B, fat, Iron and zinc which your body needs in order to work properly and its also interesting to not that red meat naturally triggers the production of vitamin K in you digestive system which your body needs to maintain your metabolism, aid in liver functions and converts glucose into glycogen to store in your liver and prevents osteoporosis, strengthens your bones and is helpful in preventing blood clotting and without this vitamin you would suffer from diabetes, brittle bones and even stroke.
Now you must take into account if the cows were you get your meat are factory or farm raised as a factory cow is feed grain which has loads of synthetic steroids and other chemicals to get them to beef up and the cows receive no sunlight and are keep under roof with no room to walk around. Now if the cows were you get your meat from are farm and pasture raised then they will certainly have a lot more nutrition given to them in the form of grass to receive their minerals and sunlight to get their vitamin D which is essential in keeping the omega three and six fatty acids.
So in a nutshell Non factory farm meats, milk and even eggs that have been handled without pesticides and toxins are better for you, when they pasteurize milk and other products they kill the minerals and vitamins that your body needs to metabolize and process the nutrients properly so your body can get the most out of the foods.
Pasture feed cows red meat has incredible anticancer properties named CLA or conjugated linoleic acid which has shown many positive results in hindering the growth of tumors on humans colon and skin tissue and can also help in regulating the tumor suppressor gene PTPRG. It was also shown in a later study that mothers who ate organic meat and milk have 50 % higher levels of rumenic acid in their breast milk. CLA can also have a very positive effect on belly firmness and can provide a nutritional solution to body fat and belly firmness problems.
The most significant effect of CLA on weight management is on body composition as it will cause a reduction in total body fat and an increase in lean body mass and this has a positive health effect on body composition since the degree of fat mass will help to increase your resting metabolic rate. Now it is important to note that CLA is not a complete answer to obesity but rather a tool that should be used in addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle to achieve and maintain a healthy body and weight.
The whole idea of pointing the finger at red meat and saying that it is bad for you in general is preposterous as it is based on epidemiological data and this data is observational, unregulated and uncontrolled and most importantly hypothesis generated and is incapable of demonstrating causation, there is no direct evidence that red meat especially pasture raised beef and thus its red meat to be a special agent of disease.
So as long as you stick to grass feed cows you will certainly gain many healthy benefits that will last you a lifetime.