Not a few people complain of various unpleasant symptoms after eating minced meat. A doctor specializing in nutritional diseases explains what to pay attention to.
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We often hear the recommendation of doctors to avoid minced meat preparations or to reduce the quantities consumed, even more so if we are dealing with biliary, liver, gastric or pancreatic diseases.
The tips come especially around the holidays, when we eat various traditional dishes in which minced meat is used, but we should keep them in mind all year round.
Minced meat is not a danger in itself, says the doctor specializing in diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases Anca Roman, if we are careful on the one hand what raw material we use, and on the other, how we prepare it. “Most prepare it the wrong way and from the wrong things”says the environment.
We should only eat red meat occasionally
“It depends on what it's made of and how it's prepared. In general, minced meat (NR: store bought) is very fatty. But if it's made, for example, from turkey breast and prepared without fat, it doesn't hurt.”
explained the doctor.
We can prepare meatballs from white meat, which we do not fry, but opt for cooking in the oven, and thus we will not expose ourselves to any risk. We can also prepare sarmales from lean chicken or turkey meat, without adding bacon or smoked meat.
Problems can arise instead if we prepare various dishes, from the popular sarmals and meatballs to moussaka and other delicacies, from minced meat bought as such in the store. This meat has a large amount of fat, and if it is also pork or beef, the risk of experiencing discomfort increases enormously.
Beef, preferred by many, belongs to the same category as pork and must be consumed in moderation, the doctor draws attention. “It is red meat and according to the food pyramid it is recommended to eat it occasionally”, says Dr. Roman. And occasionally, the doctor points out, means only a few times a year.
We should do the same with pork, which is difficult to digest and which is responsible, in the case of daily consumption of red meat, for increasing the risk of serious diseases. Cardiovascular diseases, but also cancer, are first on the list. Moreover, if we are talking about processed red meat (sausages, for example) the risks are even greater.
What we can also do for good health, the doctor advises us, would be to have at least two or three days a week in which to completely give up eating meat, replacing it with vegetable protein.