Eating red meat regularly may not be as bad for us as was once
believed, but frequent consumption of processed meats like hot
dogs, cold cuts, and bacon is still unhealthy. This doesn't mean
you should indulge your carnivorous appetite. The best sources of
protein are still fish, beans, nuts, and poultry. But the
findings do suggest that eating red meat a few times a week can
be part of a healthful diet.
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