Red meat is an essential nutrient for the body, rich in protein and containing important nutrients such as iron, zinc, selenium, B1, B6, B12, and vitamin D. At the same time, Anadolu Health Center Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said that if you do not have a special condition due to cholesterol and saturated fat content, the safe amount is not to exceed 150-200 grams per day. If you fill half of your serving plate with salad or vegetables and the other half with meat and grains such as rice, you will create a balanced and measured meal. Do this pattern as one meal a day,” he suggested.
Don’t eat meat for breakfast
Underlining that meat should not be consumed for breakfast and that meat should be allowed to rest a little, Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “Your breakfast can consist of vegetables, eggs, cheese, olives, whole grain bread as usual. In between, milky and/or fruity desserts can be consumed.
Do not add tail fat while cooking the meat.
Emphasizing that cooking and eating meat immediately after slaughter can cause indigestion, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, Nutrition and Diet Specialist Tuba Örnek said, “To ripen the meat, to make it soft, delicious and easily digestible, in a cool environment (7-15°C) You need to rest for 4 hours. Afterwards, we get the desired result by keeping it in the refrigerator at 4°C for 24 hours. During cooking, we should not cook by adding extra oil such as tail fat.”
Saying that meat can be cooked by boiling, grilling, in the oven or by roasting in its own oil, Tuba Örnek said, “If you want to cook on the barbecue, it is necessary to keep it at a distance of 15 cm so that it does not burn. You can place the rest of the meat in the freezer to store it for a maximum of 6 months. Do not forget to freeze the minced meat or cut into pieces in single-cooking portions with the help of refrigerator bags so that you can thaw as much as you can eat.