After years branding them enemies of a healthy diet, red meat and cream cheese are back on the menu.
Eating three servings of dairy products and a small portion of unprocessed meat a day reduces the risk of early deaths by a quarter, according to a larger study.
The results suggest that good nutrition contains almost twice as much red meat and three times more milk than recommended by the health authorities
Scientists said that after many years of advocacy to reduce these ingredients, the results challenge conventional wisdom. The authors – led by McMaster University in Canada – said that people who reduce their intake of meat and dairy products simply replace it with processed carbohydrates such as bread and sugar.
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Recent guidance from Public Health England says dairy should only make 8 percent of your daily calories – making a serving like a single yogurt or two small slices of cheese. Meanwhile, red meat should be limited to 70 g per day, officials say.
The global study – which tracked 220,000 people from 52 countries over nine years – found that higher eating habits were actually healthier.
She suggested the best diets These include three servings of dairy products – like two slices of cheese, a small pot of whole milk yoghurt, and half a pint of whole milk. That would be about 25 percent of your daily calorie intake.
This included 120 grams of unprocessed red meat – like a small steak the size of a map deck.
Professor Salim Yusuf of McMaster, who yesterday presented his findings at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Munich, said: "Thinking about what constitutes a high quality diet needs to be reconsidered Meat is beneficial to the health and longevity of the heart, unlike current dietary recommendations. "
The team emphasized that those with the healthiest results also consumed lots of fruits and vegetables as well as a modest amount of carbohydrates like pasta and rice would have to take.
Fellow researcher Dr Andrew Mente said after years of debate about the relative benefits of fat and carbohydrates, emphasis should now be on eating healthy, unprocessed food.
"Our findings on full-fat dairy and unprocessed red meat challenging conventional thinking," he believes
He believes that part of the benefits of meat and dairy products is that a moderate amount of saturated fat actually protects the heart. In addition to providing energy, fat is needed to transport vitamins and provide the body with essential acids.
"These are nutritional foods, while carbohydrates are processed a lot," Dr. Mente added. It is not natural and it is much less nutrient.
"Eat a diet that contains plenty of fruits and vegetables, including nuts, legumes, fish, dairy, and unprocessed red meat – but all in moderation.
" There Is no need to avoid a particular food group ,
Processed red meats – such as bacon, ham, and sausages – were not found to improve health, and scientists believe this is because it often contains additives such as salt and nitrites.
The study did not conclude that it was white Meat, but Dr. Mente said separate analysis suggests that it would have similar benefits.
Professor Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation said: "Meat and dairy products can contribute to a healthy, balanced diet as long as they are eaten in moderation
Professor Louis Levy of Public Health England defended existing guidelines, saying: "While we agree that dairy products play a role in a diet, too much can lead to saturated fat and salt, which increases our risk to Increased heart disease. "
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