There’s not many people out there that won’t enjoy a good burger – I mean even if you’re vegan you can enjoy a burger right, as long as it doesn’t have any meat in it – but everyone who does enjoy a good burger probably also knows that they’re also not very good for you.
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A recent study might be able to change that perception though, as a guy called Dr. Stephen Smith from Texas A & M University is claiming that burgers have the same health benefits of avocados. Hmmm. Here’s what he had to say:
When prepared properly, and sourced from livestock fed a proper diet, beef may contain elevated levels of oleic fatty acids which are the same healthy acids found in avocados.
Subjects who were fed this type of beef saw an increase in their HDL cholesterol (the good kind of cholesterol) and a decrease in LDL cholesterol (the bad kind).
The more marbled the meat, the healthier it likely is. Participants in this study ate five Angus or Wagyu beef patties per week over the course of six weeks.
Sounds great right? Well, it turns out his study might not be that legit. Smith has a lot of connections with the cattle industry and it turns out that his research was actually funded by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and he was presenting his findings to cattle producers during the university’s recent beef conference. Sounds like he might be slightly biased eh, but I suppose all of us burger lovers can still reference it when we’re having an argument with a vegan now at least. Not really sure how legit it is but hey, at least it’s there.
For more burgers, check out the result of the best burger in the world competition. You’re not going to be happy.