Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas, and today we're going to talk about what meat is good for your heart. The correlation of meat consumption and increased risk of heart disease is still controversial. Until recently it was once believed all sources of meat saturated fat and cholesterol were bad for heart health. Now research is showing that some sources of saturated fat are necessary for health and that includes some types of meat. I can assure you of one thing. I recommend staying far away from processed and cured meats. They contain added sodium and nitrates that are destructive to the heart and digestive system. A study from the division of cancer institute and preventative medicine at the University of Zurich found the results supported a positive association between processed meat consumption and mortality. In particular due to cardiovascular diseases but also to cancer. Pick sources like grass fed beef, lamb, bison and organic chicken when you can. It's important to look at how the meat was processed from slaughter to packaging too. Follow the path of longevity and heart health by looking in to the Mediterranean diet of the past. One that includes high consumption of seasonal fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish, nuts and lower consumption of red meats, sweets and sugar sweetened beverages.