Red Meat makes you happy! Science says so!

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Red Meat makes you happy! Science says so!

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http://gizmodo.com/5895227/scientific-p ... -you-happy
Scientific Proof That Red Meat Makes You Happy
There's plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that a big, juicy hunk of steak makes you happier. But now there's scientific proof, too; according to a new study, consumption of red meat halves the risk of depression.

The study, carried out at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, confirms that people who avoid red meat are at increased risk of clinical depression. Admittedly the study was only conducted in a population of women, but I'm willing to extrapolate in this case. Professor Felice Jacka, one of the researchers, explains:
"When we looked at women consuming less than the recommended amount of red meat in our study, we found that they were twice as likely to have a diagnosed depressive or anxiety disorder as those consuming the recommended amount.

"Even when we took into account the overall healthiness of the women's diets, as well as other factors such as their socioeconomic status, physical activity levels, smoking, weight and age, the relationship between low red meat intake and mental health remained.

"Interestingly, there was no relationship between other forms of protein, such as chicken, pork, fish or plant-based proteins, and mental health. Vegetarianism was not the explanation either. "
Official proof, if it were needed, that vegetarians are a bunch of sadsacks. While there's plenty of evidence that suggests that the quality of your diet is important for mental health, this is the first study to suggest that red meat has a positive effect. Sadly, the researchers have no idea why.

It's worth pointing out that red meat does bring physical health risks. In fact, recent research suggests that red meat is behind one in ten early deaths. So there's a decision to make: live long, miserable and steak-free; or die young, happy and elbow-deep in burgers. Tough call. [Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics via The Telegraph]
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I don't eat red meat.
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@ SP :shock:
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StarPhoenix wrote:I don't eat red meat.
Dude, don't you like the taste, or are you worried that cows have feelings?
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I am living proof that eating red meat makes you happy.

For instance:
I am currently happy in the fact that by eating this cow I have effectively relieved it of any negative feelings it might have had :P
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Plus, by eating it, you validate its very existence.
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^^ exactly, you are adding meaning to an otherwise boring life of munching on grass and procreation simply for the sake of it.
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And given its life a higher purpose hey sir RRF
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:eyebrow:

I have often been told that I am too happy - too positive. You want me to be more so?
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Yea it is infectious
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So that is a yes? Or are you agreeing that me being happier is a bad idea?

For the last time - I do not eat animal meat
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CapNemo wrote:Yea it is infectious
My brain translated your post to "Yeast infection'. :oops:
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Naah doo that comes from sugar or antibiotics - oooh yes - some meat contains antibiotics so you weren't far off :lol:
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Tribble wrote:some meat contains antibiotics so you weren't far off
that's not how the digestive system works. that's not how antibiotics work either.

the problem everyone, (knowledgeable), has with the use of antibiotics in the food chain is that the doses used are sub-therapeutic so they're just weaning the weaker pathogens leaving the more resilient sods to breed - which bodes no good for anyone.

the "oh nooooees! there's thingies in my fillet!" crowd are drama-addicted boobs....
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no wonder I'm such a happy chappy :lol:
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KALSTER wrote:
StarPhoenix wrote:I don't eat red meat.
Dude, don't you like the taste, or are you worried that cows have feelings?
I have a high cholesterol count.
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High cholesterol? So what?

Would you rather die of old age?
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StarPhoenix wrote:
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StarPhoenix wrote:I don't eat red meat.
Dude, don't you like the taste, or are you worried that cows have feelings?
I have a high cholesterol count.
You don't have to eat the fat you know. A nice piece of steak is awesome even without it. Rule of thumb I heard a while ago is that fat that sets in the fridge is generally the bad kind. Sunflower, Canola and Olive oils for instance are basically cholesterol free (though far from calorie free).
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Most people don't really understand cholesterol anyway :roll:
(Me being one of them), but bot all cholesterol is bad for you.
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SykomantiS wrote:Most people don't really understand cholesterol anyway :roll:
(Me being one of them), but bot all cholesterol is bad for you.
Easily fixed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol
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SP - you might have genetically high cholesterol and excluding red meat from your diet won't change it?

Anyway, venison like kudu is 'red meat', delicious and has no cholesterol to speak of. ;)
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doo_much wrote:SP - you might have genetically high cholesterol and excluding red meat from your diet won't change it?

Anyway, venison like kudu is 'red meat', delicious and has no cholesterol to speak of. ;)
And isn't ostrich meat also cholesterol free if I'm right? :?:
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And besides that is why meds were invented
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No meat is really cholesterol 'free' but yes ostrich and other types of game generally have really low cholesterol and fat.

Damn, nou's ek lus vir 'n volstruis steak oor die kole! :drool:
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Just had a nice lamb rib chop or two.
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