If you go without meat for a week, will you feel angry and sad? Then may be you are suffering with a particular disease condition called as the Lack of Meat Syndrome( LMS).
A recent poll conducted by a popular pub chain in the UK found out that most of the men who did not find meat in their meal suffered from this disorder. LMS is characterized by frequent mood swings, anger, laziness and feeling sad.
‘Over thousands of UK men suffer with a disorder called Lack of Meat Syndrome (LMS) characterized by anger, lethargy, mood swings and irritation when they go on a meat-free diet.’
The poll was conducted with the help of Dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton, where about 2,000 men participated in it. They found that 53% of the polled men were suffering with LMS, where 44% did not consider a vegetarian meal as a proper meal, 30% felt unsatisfied after not eating meat, 18% lacked energy, 8% felt irritable and 3% had feelings of anger when going without meat.
"Current national trends show that fewer than 3% of men report opting for a meat-free diet, and this dietary preference can be traced right back through human evolution. Men have eaten meat from caveman times, when game provided up to two thirds of daily calories as part of an omnivorous (mixed) diet. However, no-one ever painted a carrot on a cave wall - so meat has always had a special role in most men's diets," said Dr Carrie.
The survey also found that steak was the most popular meats of choice and 31% voted sirloin as their most favorite cut meat.
"Meat is rich in B vitamins for energy, zinc for sperm production and, in the case of red meat, iron for mental function and blood oxygen transport. This makes meat, particularly lean meat such as steak, a nourishing food for men," said Dr Carrie.