Is leaner red meat good for your health?

The research has revealed that red meat has become leaner in South Africa over the last four decades.

Weekend Breakfast's Sam and Africa spoke to Nicolette Gibson-Hall, Research Consultant with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being University of Pretoria about the significance of this and how it can contribute towards a healthier diet.

Red meat has a lot of negative media, it's important to note how the product has changed in line with what the consumers are demanding.

Nicolette Gibson-Hall, Research Consultant with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being University of Pretoria

The industry has paid more money for leaner products. Of course the producer will start producing the leaner product to get more money.

Nicolette Gibson-Hall, Research Consultant with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being University of Pretoria

It's healthier to consume some fats, but an excessive quantities of any nutrient is bad for you, so we need to give balance, moderation and consideration.

Nicolette Gibson-Hall, Research Consultant with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being University of Pretoria

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