Is Lamb Considered a Red Meat?


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In recent years, lamb has begun to be classified as a red meat. In the past, lamb was classified as a white meat.

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Red meat is any meat from a large animal. White meat is considered to be that of rabbits, ducks and chickens. Lamb is now considered to be red meat but it is still one of the healthier red meats. Studies have shown that the meat can help lower cardiovascular disease as stated on The World's Healthiest Foods. Grass fed lamb tends to be higher in Omega 3 and better for overall health. Also, ingesting lamb can help regulate blood sugar.

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