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To Lose Weight, Avoid Most Red Meats?

A healthy way to lose weight and reduce your risk of disease is to avoid most red meats. When you do consume read meat, always eat it in combination with vegetables. The flavonoids in these natural foods bind the meat's iron, preventing excessive absorption. Studies have illustrated that a combination of the two foods reduces cancer risk.

It's okay to eat an occasional steak, but make sure it comes from grass-fed cattle.

It would be nice, too, if all the animals were individually tested for mad cow disease. But it will be difficult. When one particular beef producer led the way by testing every cow, for some reason, the USDA stepped in and halted the testing.

Acceptable meats include turkey, ostrich, pork and chicken, and organically raised animals.

Processed meats should be avoided, since most are heavily dosed with nitrites and injected with excitotoxin additives. A recent study found that eating these meats multiplies the risk of pancreatic cancer by sixty-two times.

So what about breakfast? One option is eggs, especially from organically fed chickens, which contain omega-3 fats.

In addition, the whites of these eggs provide excellent protein, while the yolk contains high-quality phospholipids that are vital to the brain. You can boil, poach or fry the egg in extra-virgin coconut oil. Add a dash of turmeric to the oil for extra flavor. Turmeric is also a powerful antibacterial and antioxidant.

You can also try turkey bacon for breakfast. First, soak it in warm, filtered water for ten minutes to remove nitrites and salt. Then add your own salt.

You might also add a little butter to your eggs - but not margarine.