red meat


Definition of red meat

1 : meat (such as beef) that is red when raw
2 : something substantial that can satisfy a basic need or appetite hungry for the red meat of passionate partisanship— William Safire

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Studies have long shown that cutting back on red meat is good for you. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Karlie Kloss Has a Summer Barbecue with a Silicon Valley It Food," 8 Aug. 2018 For me, that included limiting red meat, avoiding fast food and exercising at least twice a week. Candice Choi, The Seattle Times, "What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables," 27 Mar. 2019 There is no treatment or cure other than avoiding red meat. CBS News, "Red meat allergy transmitted by lone star ticks on the rise," 5 July 2018 Doctors recommend keeping intake of red meat low and avoiding refined grains, sweets and high-fat dairy and fried foods. Laura Landro, WSJ, "Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease," 20 Nov. 2018 Once an allergist performed a blood test on the 51-year-old realtor, she was told to avoid all red meat products. Maria Pasquini,, "Red Meat Allergies Caused by Lone Star Tick Bites Are Increasing Across the U.S.," 25 June 2018 The latest evidence is reported by NPR, revealing the rise of red meat allergies caused by the Lone Star tick. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Meat lovers beware: Bites from the Lone Star tick are on the rise," 25 June 2018 To date, many research studies have found a relationship between red meat intake and C-reactive protein (Crp), a marker in the blood that reflects increased inflammation. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "The high-fat keto diet isn't the worst for you, it's definitely not great either," 3 May 2018 In last month’s special Congressional election in Pennsylvania, GOP groups eventually pulled their ads touting tax reform and replaced them with ones focusing on more red meat issues like sanctuary cities, according to an analysis by Politico. Alana Abramson, Time, "Republican Candidates Want to Focus on the Economy. But Donald Trump Keeps Getting in the Way," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of red meat

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of red meat

: meat that is red when it is raw

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