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Does the good effects of eating more fruits and vegetables offset the bad effects of eating a lot of meat?


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High meat diets (chicken, beef, pork) will increase your chance of early death by about 30%. Yikes! Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables will NOT reduce that number. Unfortunately, if you love to eat meat, you’re likely going to pay a price for that love…unless your genetic material makes up for it…something not in your control. My advice has always been to not cut out meat altogether, but cut it down to 1-2 times per week TOTAL. No, not 1-2 times per day, but 1-2 times per week. Keep up the fruits and veggies. You’ll feel better and look better. Gee, thanks MedHead for giving this great free medical advice! You’re welcome!


1. Bellavia A, Stilling F, Wolk A. High red meat intake and all-cause cardiovascular and cancer mortality: is the risk modified by fruit and vegetable intake? Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(4):1137-1143. 2.


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