News: Could eating red meat make you happier?

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According to a new Australian study, red meat may actually be good for your mental health. (Ironic considering other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks.)

The study followed the diets of 1,000 Australian women, reports The Telegraph, and found that women who consumed less than the recommended amount of meat for the study (65 – 100 g three to four times a week) were twice as likely to suffer from depression or an anxiety disorder.

Professor Felice Jacka, who led the study, suggested that the diets of the sheep and cattle were relevant, since most are grass fed in Australia. The meat also contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which are an important nutrient for mental and physical health.

However, be careful not to overindulge ‘ consuming more than the recommended amount was related to increased depression and anxiety.

How much red meat do you eat on average?

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