You are here

You are here

Red or white meat: Which is healthier?

16 October 2020

In an interview to the newspaper The Star in Kenya, Valentine Otieno, consultant dietician at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, explains that the nutritional component in meat is proteins and the content of proteins in white meat is basically the same as that of red meat. She reminds that meat is very essential. It doesn’t mean one cannot live without meat, but when it comes to accessing necessary nutrients, it is preferable to make meat part of your diet. Plant-based proteins do not contain all amino acids, and most vegetarians will supplement their diet with other animal-based proteins like milk and eggs.