Whether your goal is cutting down your body fat percentage, building lean body mass, or both, you’ve probably heard mixed (and oftentimes strong) opinions about how eating meat can help or hinder achieving those goals.

Some say it’s integral to building or maintaining your body composition. Others argue that eating meat is really bad for your health and eating it will prevent you from making the changes you want.

In this week’s article, we’ll take an objective look into how eating meat impacts your body composition and your health so you’re armed with the knowledge to make your own decision about where to get your protein from.