Symptoms that indicate that you might have meat intolerance


The common symptoms might be easily overlooked

During the holidays, meat is an unmistakable part of the celebrations; eating Christmas dinner or enjoying some charcuterie while waiting for the countdown to New Years. But for some people, eating meat can cause some uncomfortable physical complaints that might indicate an underlying issue: meat intolerance.


One of the signs that indicate a poor digestion of meat is constipation. Going to the bathroom will take a lot more effort than it should and you might experience pain or even get hemorrhoids because of pushing too hard. This is because meat doesn’t contain a whole lot of fibers and the fats found in meats are harder for your body to digest. This makes it so that eating meat could cause trouble while going to the bathroom and possibly some uncomfortable stomach pains and cramps. 


Surprisingly, hunger is also an indicator of meat intolerance. If you are hungry a lot, it could mean that your body is low on blood sugar caused by an excess of protein (found in meat) and a carbohydrate (carb) deficiency. When your blood sugar is low, your body produces serotonin, a neurotransmitter that causes the feeling of hunger. So when your body can’t handle meat the way it should, your serotonin levels might be higher, causing you to feel hungry more often.

Other indicators are:

  • High blood pressure;
  • Strong body odor despite proper hygiene;
  • You get sick more often;
  • You tire easily and feel tired a lot;
  • You often feel nauseous.

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