Regarding Meat Consumption For Cancer Sufferers?
Excuse me, want to ask about meat consumption for cancer sufferers. After reading a number of articles there are those who recommend red meat for protein while those who don’t recommend it. Please help. thank you
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Basically animal meat is indeed an excellent source of protein as well as other sources of nutrients the body needs (such as iron, vitamin B12, zinc, etc.). However, it is true that you say that research does show an increased risk of colorectal cancer in people who consume a lot of red meat and processed meat. Which is not recommended (because it certainly increases the risk of cancer such as colorectal cancer and stomach cancer) is to consume processed meat (such as sausages, smoked meat, canned meat, burger meat, ham, bacon, etc.). While regular red meat (such as beef, mutton, pork) only "may" cause cancer, meaning the causal relationship between consumption of fresh meat (not processed meat) with cancer is not very strong. Consumption of white meat such as poultry (chicken, turkey) is not known to increase the risk of cancer, while consumption of fish actually is known to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Protein is included in the nutrients needed in sufficient quantities by humans and animal protein is a good source of protein because it contains more complete amino acids than vegetable protein (protein from plants). However, you should be more careful in choosing the source of protein that you want to consume. Reduce to a minimum the consumption of processed meat, limit consumption of red meat (recommended for consumption of about 455 grams of red meat only in a week), or you can consume other healthier meats such as poultry or fish. Make sure you also balance with the consumption of sources of carbohydrates, fats, and vegetables and fruits that vary each day.
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