Did you know that lean beef (3 oz serving) provides nearly half of the daily value for protein, less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol. Here are some great beef basics to know.
Did you know the USDA dietary guidelines for Americans recommends 5.5 ounces of protein per day. However, most Americans only get 5.1 ounces.
Beef contains all 9 essential nutrients necessary for a health and strength of our bodies. Studies have proved that beef is a great source of these nutrients but what is not talked about is protein! Our bodies need protein for strength, growth, and maintenance. We often think of body builders adding protein for muscle growth but according to the Journal of Nutrition, moderately high-protein diets are beneficial for weight loss and muscle maintenance. The Journal also found that the lowest waist-hip ratio individuals (the beer belly) consumed the highest proportion of energy from protein. So put down the bread and pasta and enjoy the lean beef!
My crock pot is one of my favorite things in my kitchen. Yes, it sounds silly, and I’m sure a professional chef would never make such a statement, but for me, it’s magical. I love being able to throw something in it in the morning, and that night when I open up the lid there is an amazing dinner inside. It’s magic. Truly magic.
What is the big deal about grass and cows? Why do cows eat grass and do they really like grass? The fact is that beef is special among the top meat proteins: beef, pork and chickens. Out of the three, cattle are the only ones that can convert grass into energy. Cattle are ruminants which means they have multiple stomachs. This gastric system turns fiber into energy by fermentation which means breaking down grass (starch) into a form which can be absorbed and used by the cows. If chickens or pigs eat grass, the grass would simply pass through animals without digestion. Therefore, cattle are they only ones that can utilize this rich abundant resource. And that is why cows can turn grass into energy-giving nutrition, because of the miracle of the ruminant.