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The top nutrients in the world are concentrated in red and processed foods, but they’re not as abundant in vegetables and fruits, according to a new report.
A report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the dietary intake of certain nutrients in red meat, red meat products, and processed meats has decreased over time.
Red meat, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products account for 75 percent of the total dietary intake.
The study found that in 2000, about a third of the calories from red meat came from processed meats, followed by red meat and dairy product.
By 2013, that percentage had decreased to a third.
A majority of the dietary energy in processed meats comes from animal fats, which account for about 45 percent of total calories.
Most processed meats are produced from beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fish, with the exception of pork and beef products, which are produced with other ingredients.FDA officials said the study indicates that red meat intake is decreasing in the U, but the dietary nutrient composition of red meat remains relatively constant across age groups.
The report also found that consumption of red meats, processed meats and dairy increased substantially between 2000 and 2014.
“We think it’s important to acknowledge that the changes we’ve seen over time are a reflection of a broader trend in the overall diet, and we know that the overall dietary intake is changing,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Julie Hartwig said in a statement.
“We’re seeing more and more red meat consumption, but it’s also less of a trend.”
The report found that processed meats contributed to about one-third of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but consumption of whole red meats was linked to an increased risk.
The overall dietary nutrient intake for all red meats has increased by about 5 percent over the past decade, while total dietary fat has increased nearly 14 percent.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that adults consume one serving of red and other processed meats per day for each day of the week, with no additional servings recommended.
The recommended daily allowance for saturated fat is 1.5 to 2.0 grams per day, while trans fats should be limited to less than 0.2 grams per serving.
The report did not consider the impact of eating meat on a person’s health.
“There are several health effects that come from eating red meat,” Dr. Hartwig added.
“Red meat is one of the most common, and probably the most harmful, source of carbon monoxide in our bodies.
The other major effect is a higher risk of stroke.
And those are very serious effects.”
In 2014, the FDA approved a red meat-based dietary supplement called Glucono Glutathione, which was derived from red peppers and processed in a factory.
Gluconosanide, which is produced from a red pepper extract, has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce the risk of hypertension.
The supplement contains 5 grams of the compound in a capsule, with another 5 grams taken daily.
It is not approved for human use, but FDA officials said Gluco-GluCono is a “safe and effective alternative to traditional red meat diets” that could provide some additional dietary guidance to consumers.