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The coronavirus pandemic has led almost all of us to try new recipes and cook more at home. While many people focused more on eating healthy to improve their overall health, others ate mostly junk food or followed a diet that wasn’t actually good for them. So, as a consequence, there are people who have managed to stick to a healthy diet and improved their body shape, and individuals who have gained a few extra pounds or worsened their health state because they didn’t know what types of foods to choose.

It is no secret that everyone is trying their best to protect their health as much as possible, especially after we’ve survived this pandemic. So, re-examining your lifestyle and habits is a good way to start a new life. Your diet is one of the most important things that deserve your full attention and interest, because the foods you choose to consume have a big impact on your mental and physical health.

Moreover, it’s crucial to understand that the effects of certain foods that are generally considered healthy will differ from person to person and also depend on how you cook them (fried, steamed, grilled or raw), the amounts you consume or your existing conditions. For example, bananas are super healthy fruits, but they can make your condition worse if you already have type 2 diabetes.

What many people don’t know is that red meat is actually the most controversial food in the history of nutrition. Medical experts say that you should be aware of its effects, as it can adversely affect your health. Of course, people have been eating meat all the time and have developed strong digestive systems to handle it, but red meat can be bad for people of all ages, particularly for those who consume it regularly or in large amounts.

On the other hand, red meat is very nutritious, as it contains vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, Iron, Zinc and other essential nutrients. But the long term effects of red meat have been well studied and researchers have concluded that it should be avoided or consumed in small quantities if you want to reduce your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, infections, kidney disease and liver disease. The most common types of red meat include beef, lamb, mutton, goat and pork.

With that said, here are some surprising things that happen when you stop eating red meat. Read on for more info!

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