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Meat Consumption Critical for Good Health, Development

Thursday, December 8, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

Meat consumption helps build muscle protein and protects against muscle loss in the elderly, according to research published in the Journal of Animal Science. The researchers, who examined the composition of amino acids in certain beef cuts, found that animal meat contains beneficial antioxidants, such as taurine and carnosine, which are extremely important for the gut, skin, heart, eyes and other organs. The researchers stressed that antioxidants found in meat are essential for children and are conditionally essential for adults to maintain retinal and cardiac functions. Children, in particular, need meat to ensure proper muscle, bone and organ growth and development, according to the article.

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