When we are trying to get protein, is red meat bad for us like the doctors say?
Fatty meats or red meats are typically higher in fat and the fat is generally a higher saturated fat than say, poultry (white meat). It would be the saturated fat in the meat that is the culprit and the doctors are warning against. To say that red meat in general and altogether is bad for you would be taking the statement too far.
Even though red meats may contain higher levels of saturated fat, they still have high levels of the essential amino acids that your body needs to survive.
The protein in the red meat provides all eight essential amino acids while the protein found in wheat flour or cake flour may only provide one or two amino acids.
It comes down to an understanding of how the foods work in the body, if you eat red meat, just make sure that you cut all the fat off or purchase lean cuts of meat.
Eggs are another great source of protein if you don’t like meat. The egg white has an abundance of all the right amino acids, is easily digested and absorbed into the body.
Ask your doctor about the right sources of protein for you.