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Nutrition Edible animal flesh
Vox populi A term used as a metaphor for the most important part of a particular matter; the pith, marrow, core


The flesh of animals (such as cows, pigs, and poultry) eaten as food. Meat is a concentrated source of proteins, fats, cholesterol, calories, and many vitamins and micronutrients. It contains significant amounts of B complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin), iron, and other minerals. It has limited amounts of calcium and fiber. Its metabolic by-products include organic acids.

Western diets contain far more meat than is needed for growth and development. Excessive consumption of meats and of other calorically dense, high-fat foods contributes to obesity and atherosclerotic heart disease. See: Food Guide Pyramid


1. flesh and other tissues of farm animals for human consumption.
2. the edible parts of nuts or fruit seeds. Called also kernels.

meat and bone meal
meat meal that contains more than 4.4% phosphorus because bones have been included; used as a protein feed supplement.
conditionally admissible meat
meat inspection
examination of all meat sold for human consumption to ensure that it is wholesome and free from any disease that might be communicated from the animals to humans. Includes antemortem examination of the living animal, examination of the carcass, the head and the viscera.
meat intoxication
hepatic encephalopathy.
meat juice ELISA
a serological test for Salmonella spp. that measures the presence of antibody in 'meat juice' collected from the diaphragm after slaughter. Widely used in Europe for monitoring infection prevalence and herd status in national control/eradication programs for salmonella infection in pig herds.
knackers' meat
meat from animals dead on arrival or of insufficient quality to go into the human food chain; killed at a separate establishment. It is not always possible to keep this meat separate from butcher's meat—illegal substitutions are serious offenses but the rewards are high.
meat meal
a by-product of meat-packing or abattoir industries containing about 50% protein but varying depending on the material included and whether preparation is by a wet-cooking or tankage process, or a dry-cooking method. A popular protein supplement for all classes of livestock. Use for food-producing animals now restricted because of the risk of transmitting the agents causing spongiform encephalopathies.
mechanically recovered meat
meat harvested by putting a carcass through an industrial process to separate it from the bones, instead of carving it off by hand knife.
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Patient discussion about meat

Q. What vitamins does meat have that i should replace in my diet? I stop eating meat and am trying to make sure that I get the right vitamins. I already take a multivitamins and fish oil pills every day. Are there any other specific vitamins I should take? If so, what do they do?

A. Vitamin B complex, iron pills, protein supplement. You can find those in legumes, they have a lot of proteins. Lentils have vitamin B, brown rice also.
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Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of nutrition ? what are the actual differences in a nutrition matter ?

A. Eating red meat an average of about twice a day seems to raise the risk of stomach cancer. This risk is increased even more if the meat is barbecued and well done. there are more evidence about colon cancer , and also higher risk of strokes. but i have no idea about white meat. although barbecued meat (white or red) had a material that our liver cause it to be cancerous.

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