A recent study found women who eat the recommended amount of red meat were mentally healthier than those who were over, or under consuming red meat.

The study from Deakin’s Barwon Psychiatric Research Unit studied the relationship between consumption of lamb and beef and depression and anxiety. According to Medical Xpress the results from the study involving more than 1,000 women are in the current edition of the journal Psychotherapy Psychosomatics.

“We had originally thought that red meat might not be good for mental health, as studies from other countries had found red meat consumption to be associated with physical health risks, but it turns out that it actually may be quite important,” Jacka said.