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Brain development Red Meat by lindayy

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Brain development Red Meat

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									                            If our ancestors didn’t eat
                          red meat our brains wouldn’t
                            be the size they are today.

                                                       So what’s for dinner?

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Ever wondered how we got to be so smart? It started over 2 million   The pursuit of red meat was literally making us smarter.          Lean red meat has an impressive bundle of nutrients, which are vital for
years ago when our early ancestors started to eat red meat.          Over millions of years, our bodies adapted to a diet high in      developing brains and brain function. There’s vitamin B12 and omega-3s for
The proteins and essential nutrients in red meat helped our brains   red meat. In fact, we are genetically very similar to our early   normal brain function, and iron to facilitate learning and memory.
grow. Hunting forced us to think. We learnt to work together,        ancestors. Today red meat is just as important to our health      Feeding your children lean red meat 3-4 times a week can help their bodies
shape tools and communicate.                                         and wellbeing.                                                    and their brains. After all, look what it did for mankind.

								
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