Exploring the Health Benefits of Beef
In a time of fad diets, confusing nutrition information, and hot terms such as keto, vegan, and paleo, it is important to take a step back to the basics, and revisit what we DO know about our diets, and what is actually nutritious!
When providing meals for yourself and your family, it is important to look for high quality foods, and one of the BEST foods you can go to is of course, beef!
Not only does beef provide you with an endless of variety or recipes and meals, it is one of the most nutrient dense proteins available. What this means specifically is that a small amount of beef provides a large amount of nutrients, which is excellent news for both your body AND your wallet.
Let’s take a closer look at exactly what kind of nutritious punch a serving of beef is serving up!
Beef is a major protein source, and one ounce of beef contains 7 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fat. This is a great protein to fat ratio in comparison to other protein sources such as cheese, which can contain up to 23 grams of fat per ounce!
About half of the fat in beef is unsaturated and includes Omega-3 fatty acids (important for heart health), which most people believe are only available in fish and nuts.
Beef also contains the trace minerals zinc and iron, which play important roles in immunity, red blood cell formation, growth, and healing.
If you aren’t sold yet, beef is packed with several B vitamins, including B12, a key player in energy production, vitamin D uptake, and heart health. The fact that beef does include B12 is important because it cannot be found in any plant products, and is only found in foods of animal origin.
Now that you know what kind of health benefits beef provides, let Mosida Meats provide you and your family with high quality, nutritious protein, delivered directly to your door!