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Things You Didn't Know Meat Can Do For Your Body

Meat such as poultry, pork, beef and lamb are all essential to the human body regardless of it's supposed negative effects.

After all, "Everything with advantage also has disadvantages."

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According to nutritionists, meat is not only high in protein contents, but also has minerals, vitamins and amino acids that provides a long term energy for the body, repair body tissues and produces haemoglobin among many others.

In this article, we have curated other incredible functions of meat amidst it's palatability.

1. Promotes muscle growth

The protein content in meat helps in building, repairing body tissues and improving muscle activity.

Protein along with zinc in meat also aid in muscle growth and repairs.

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2. Regulates digestion

Meat provides some essential amino acids in the body like histidine, lycine, leucine, methionine etc that aids in digestion of food.

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3. Enhances immunity

Zinc which is proven to be high in meat, boost immunity. This is because it contains antioxidant properties that fights free radicals that put the body at higher risk of diseases, hence protects the body from infections.

4. Improves blood circulation

Iron is one major mineral in meat that helps in proper blood circulation and transport of oxygen to all cells in the body. No wonder lack of iron can result to fatigue, lack of concentration and weaknesses in the body.

This link or video contains other unbelievable benefits of meats in the human body.

5. Formation of RBC

Meat is a powerhouse of vitamin B like niacin, folic acid, thiamine, biotin and pathothenic acids which help in the formation of hormones, RBC and the functioning of the nervous system.

They also produce energy in the body that keeps the heart and nervous system healthy.

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