You're probably thinking about your New Year's Resolutions for 2019, and for many of us those resolutions usually have to do with kicking a bad habit or adopting a good one. Bustle talked to a few experts about what happens to your body when you choose to eat red meat, and if you're looking to cut back your meat consumption in the New Year, this may help to compel you to keep that resolution in 2019.

  • It affects your gut and the bacteria that live within it when you choose meat over vegetables or too much of one thing and not other kinds of foods. A varied diet helps keep you healthier to make sure that you get all of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
  • In enhances muscle growth just like any good source of protein can do for you if you're lifting weights and trying to tone your body. Red meat is not the only way to achieve muscle mass though as you can find a lot of famous vegan body builders on the internet.
  • It increases your risk for colon cancer as well as a multitude of other diseases because red meat is high in saturated fat which will raise your cholesterol in your bloodstream.

If you're looking to become healthier in the New Year, definitely consider eating less meat and more vegetables. If not for yourself, perhaps for the planet.

(via Bustle)