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Less meat = better health

Sabina is right when she says that we should eat less meat for the sake of our health. Today, the average Swede eats almost a kilo of meat a week, taking chicken into account as well. Many eat significantly more, others less and some don’t eat meat at all. According to the Swedish Food Agency’s dietary advice, for health reasons we should eat no more than 500 grams of cooked red meat and cured meat products – that is, beef, pig, game, or lamb – a week. From a health point of view, the Swedish Food Agency believes that it is a good idea to replace some red meat with poultry, but from an environmental point of view it is even better to replace meat with non-meat foods such as vegetables, root vegetables, legumes, pulses, and cereals.