” The Power of Balance “

We Pinoy’s

There is something about meat that we Pinoy’s cannot get enough of. Asides from white rice, meals like lechon, barbeque, bulalo, sinigang almost always rule our dining table. It is obvious that we are in love with this amazing, succulent and mouth watering gift from the heavens.

Meat is important

However, too much of a good thing later becomes a poison to us all. Too much meat intake has been proven to increase the risk of heart diseases, diabetes and even cancer. That is why there is a growing trend of Pinoys enjoying the vegetarian lifestyle, asides from moral reasons, it is their way of avoiding the sickness that eating too much meat causes.

But, one undeniable fact of life is that we need to eat meat. Meat is a great source of protein that promotes the growth of our muscles. Meat is important, but it needs to be taken in balance.

There are two kinds of meat that was determined by food scientists.

There is the red meat that is found in animals such as beef, pork and lamb and the white meat found in some poultry and fish. The difference between them according to science is the concentration of myoglobin and slow- twitch muscle fibers. White meat is considered more healthy than red meat that’s why dieticians and nutritionists suggests to take more white than the red meat.  According to dieticians and nutritionists, the proper balance between meat intake is that you should only eat meat 2x a week, and the type of meat will depend on what muscles you are trying to build up.

Healthier You!

Balance is important, without it, even the best things can be the worst things that can ever happen to us. In terms of diet, it is important to have a healthy and balanced one as balance keeps our body strong and in its optimum performance. Choose to live a balanced lifestyle and eat a balanced meal. It’s the first step to becoming a healthier you!

 About The Author

Josef is an Oleia user and content contributor. He is a express himself through writing and music. He is not good at lying. He believes in the quote “He who knows does not speak, he who speaks does not know” 

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