Can I eat red meat?

You do not have to eliminate red meat from your diet during cancer treatment, but it is recommended to consume moderately and limit the consumption of processed meat. However, its consumption is entirely optional.


During treatment and subsequent recovery, eating red meat is not harmful, as protein intake is essential for tissue repair and regeneration. The recommended consumption of meat is three or four servings a week (100-125 g/serving), of which two can be red meat, prioritising the leanest parts, removing visible fat and limiting its intake when the meat is processed.