But the national goal of cutting meat intake by 30% over the next ten years is likely to be missed.
Sit down to Thanksgiving dinner ready to amaze your companions with physiological facts about why different cuts of the turkey have different characteristics.
Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.
Researchers looked at whether it’s better to eat red meat, poultry or plant protein sources for heart health. While a plant-based diet was the clear winner, red meat and white meat scored the same.
There has been a drastic reduction in the fat content of red meat in the last 40 years. South African red meat can now be classified as lean.