Baby Book Donation Program
Welcome,  Visitor

Search:

Quick Facts

Food Products A-Z
Food Ingredients A-Z
Member Benefits
Create an Avoid List
The Facts
Our Health Score
Ingredients Not Disclosed
Reading Nutrition Labels
Nutritional Factors
Allergen Icon Guide
Allergies 101
Wheat
What is a Wheat Allergy
Causes and Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutes
Suggestions for Wheat-Free Cooking
Resources
What is a Food Allergy?
Other Conditions That Are Mistaken For Food Allergies
Causes
Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Resources
Dairy
What is a Dairy Allergy?
Causes and Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutes
Suggestions for Cow's Milk / Dairy-free Eating
Resources
Eggs
What is an Egg Allergy
Causes and Symptoms
How to test and diagnose
How to manage
Ingredients to avoid
Substitutes
Suggestions for Egg-free eating
Resources
Fish
What is a Fish Allergy?
Causes and Symptoms
How to Test and Diagnose
How to Manage
Ingredients to Avoid
Substitutes
Resources
Gluten
What is Gluten Intolerance
Causes and Symptoms
How to Test and Diagnose
How to Manage
Ingredients to Avoid
Substitutes
Suggestions for Gluten-Free Cooking
Resources
Peanuts
What is a Peanut Allergy
Causes and Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutions
Resources
Shellfish
What is a Shellfish Allergy?
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutes
Resources
Soy
What is a Soy Allergy
Causes and Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutions
Resources
Tree Nuts
How To Manage
Ingredients To Avoid
Substitutes
Resources
What is a Tree Nut Allergy
Causes and Symptoms
How To Test And Diagnose
Controversial Ingredients
Trans Fat
Food Additives
Natural Flavoring
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Food Coloring
Resources
FAQ
Foodfacts Lists
Manufacturer Resources
Manufacture FAQs
Using Our Score
FoodFacts FAQ
Our Health Score
Site Map
Food Recalls
Suggest a Product
Tri Nutritionals
The Rak Foundation

Eating More Meat, White Or Red, Is Bad For The Waistline

Raw Chicken | Foodfacts.com

Raw Chicken | Foodfacts.com

It’s not just the red meat or processed meat. Eating too much chicken can make you gain weight, too.

What started as an evolutionary need to stave off starvation has officially tipped the biological scales the other way: The more meat we eat, the more weight we gain.

Foodfacts.com has learned that people gained about 4 more pounds over a five-year period for every extra 250 grams of meat they ate daily, according to a new analysis of a large European nutrition study. That’s like adding a 450 calorie steak to your dinner every night.

Eating lots of red meat, particularly the highly-processed kind (think cold cuts and Spam, which has its own fan club) can increase health risks, and now scientists have found that consuming lots of chicken is bad for your weight, too.

That’s probably bad news for Americans. While as a nation, we’ve cut back on red meats, we consume about 60 pounds of chicken per person per year. Pre-cooked, breaded and fried chicken strips have made that really easy.

Researchers said that the link between weight gain and meat consumption remained strong, even when total calories, weight, sex, physical activity, and other variables were accounted for, according to the meat industry trade publication Meatingplace.

A caveat, as Food Safety News points out, is that much of the raw data analyzed for the study was based on people self-reporting their dietary habits. There’s always room for a little stretching of the truth there — who hasn’t neglected to mention that mid-morning doughnut?

Source: NPR

Image: iStockPhoto

Comments

About Geoff

Blog administrator for Food Facts.Com
This entry was posted in diet, food, nutrition, obesity and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.