What Happens To Your Body After You Eat Red Meat
I haven't eaten red meat in over six years now. It was the only New Year's resolution that I have ever stuck to for longer than a week. However there are some interesting things that can happen to your body when you eat cow, pig or other red meat animals, according to Bustle and a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health.
- Your cholesterol levels might begin to rise as red meat has a lot of saturated fat in it. That means that your risk for heart disease and stroke can increase the more often you consume red meat.
- 24 to 72 hours is how long it takes your body to process red meat while most vegetables can navigate your intestines in less than a day. The fiber in vegetables helps to move things along for you in your body, so if you choose a steak dinner maybe opt for broccoli as your side to get enough fiber in your system.
I won't lecture anyone on their diet choices, but if you've noticed any digestive issues recently, consider speaking to your doctor and trying to eat more vegetables and less red meat.