One of the questions we often hear is, “is red meat really good for you?” There have been numerous studies done on the topic, and the answer is a resounding yes. Studies have revealed that red meat is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Here are a three reasons why it’s a very healthy choice:
- Vitamins & Minerals. Red meat is a rich source of Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc and several others. Lean beef gives you all of these nutrients (and more) in a 3-oz serving, which is about 150 calories. These vitamins and minerals do everything from helping maintain brain function to maintaining a healthy immune system.
- Hungry? Try some protein! A 3-oz serving of lean beef provides about 25 g (about half) of the daily value for protein, which is one of the most satisfying nutrients there is. The next time you have munchies, think about eating protein.
- Omega 3 & Omega 6. These two fatty acids have been in the news a lot lately. They’re generally found in higher concentrations in grass fed beef, but they’re still in grain finished beef too. They’re known for preventing or controlling health conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis.
So, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.