Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Who knew... Raw Meat for Longevity?

In today's news, it was written that Emma Morano is 117 years old.  She has followed the same routine for around 90 years -- three eggs per day (two raw, one cooked), fresh Italian pasta and a dish of raw meat. Morano also holds the record for the world’s oldest living woman and is six years younger than the oldest person to ever live - Jeanne Calment of France, who lived to be122 years and 164 days, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

I love meat and as a kid, I loved to sneak a glob of raw hamburger. Raw meat is not often thought of as healthy or good for you. But, Morano seems to think otherwise. Morano probably eats carpaccio which is a raw beef dish eaten in Italy... a kind of steak tartare considered a delicacy.

In many places, in the world, people eat raw meat or fish.  Its known that Labrador Inuit were "the greatest raw-meat eaters of the whole Eskimo world. And, who doesn't like sushi, right?

Then there is the Atkins diet of mostly meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As much as I like meat, the brainy gourmet is not recommending any such diet to anyone; you should eat what you like (a balanced diet is best), and what you can afford and or what your doctor recommends.

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