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.

(via Bustle)