Science has proven?
That in order to be happy…
You need to eat red meat.
[via Gizmodo] Scientific Proof That Red Meat Makes You Happy
There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that a big, juicy hunk of steak makes you happier. But now there’s scientific proof, too; according to a new study, consumption of red meat halves the risk of depression.
The study, carried out at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, confirms that people who avoid red meat are at increased risk of clinical depression. Admittedly the study was only conducted in a population of women, but I’m willing to extrapolate in this case. Professor Felice Jacka, one of the researchers, explains:
“When we looked at women consuming less than the recommended amount of red meat in our study, we found that they were twice as likely to have a diagnosed depressive or anxiety disorder as those consuming the recommended amount.
“Even when we took into account the overall healthiness of the women’s diets, as well as other factors such as their socioeconomic status, physical activity levels, smoking, weight and age, the relationship between low red meat intake and mental health remained.
“Interestingly, there was no relationship between other forms of protein, such as chicken, pork, fish or plant-based proteins, and mental health. Vegetarianism was not the explanation either. “
Seems like a rather useless study.
Considering all Science had to do to figure out the dependency of true happiness on red meat?
Was ask these guys…
[via Telegram]MENDON — Lions and tigers and steak, oh my!
Four large felines at Southwick’s Zoo got a special treat yesterday when the Capital Grille in Boston’s Back Bay donated 2,500 pounds of fresh steak, worth $20,000, to the zoo after the restaurant lost power for a day and a half. The zoo has two Bengal tigers, an African lion and a leopard. Each feline eats 20 pounds of meat every three days.
Much of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods were in the dark following a fire in a 115,000-volt transformer at an NStar substation Tuesday night. The power didn’t come on until Thursday.
According to Hunter Robinson, spokesman for the Capital Grille at the Hynes Convention Center, restaurant staff quickly called in a refrigerated truck in which to load its prime cuts of fresh meat so it wouldn’t spoil when the power was out. But they couldn’t serve the steaks to human customers.
“We take the safety and well-being of our guests too seriously to take chances with the meat,” Mr. Robinson said.
So employees brainstormed and decided to offer it to the zoo.
Betsey R. Brewer, owner of Southwick’s Zoo, said Capital Grille Managing Partner Christopher Scott called her out of the blue on Wednesday.
“He said, ‘We lost all our meat,’ ” Ms. Brewer said. “They just called here and said, ‘Are you interested?’ and I said, ‘Sure!’ ”
The zoo has two Bengal tigers, an African lion and a leopard. Each feline eats 20 pounds of meat every three days.
Mr. Scott and Regional Manager Ken Osgood brought the truckload of steaks to the zoo yesterday afternoon and Ms. Brewer fed the animals 15 to 20 pounds of meat each.
“The lion just loved it. He put his paws around it and chomped the bones and all,” Ms. Brewster said. [Read More]
Have to admit…
The fact that it’s true?
Kind makes me feel bad for THESE guys though:
Cows belong in fields. We have known it for a long time. And the cows agree!
In March 2012, we visited a farm in the UK to film cows being released from their indoor winter housing to their fresh pasture for spring and summer grazing.
As you will see from the video, the cows could not have been happier.
And sure, I get hungry just watching the vid…
While wishing I had a big bottle of ketchup handy, as well as a good steak knife?
I can still feel bad about that.
*points to self* Multitasker.