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Beef 101-Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

In case you didn’t already know, beef is the meat of cattle. Categorised as red meat, it contains higher amounts of iron than the chicken or fish.
Usually eaten as roasts, ribs or steaks, beef is commonly minced too.

Fresh lean beef is rich in various vitamins and minerals. Especially iron and zinc. It is therefore recommended as a part of a healthy diet.

The protein content of lean, cooked beef ranges from 26 to 27%. Animal protein is usually of high quality, containing all 8 essential amino acids needed for the growth and maintenance of our bodies.

Beef contains varying amounts of fat. Also called beef tallow. Although it adds flavour, fat increases the overall calorie content. The amount of fat in beef depends on the level of trimming, the animal’s age, breed, gender, and feed.

The following nutrients and minerals are abundant in beef;
– vitamin 12
– zinc
– selenium
– iron
– vitamin b6
– phosphorus
Beef contains many other vitamins and minerals in lower concentrations. Processed beef products may contain particularly high amounts of sodium.

When eaten regularly, beef may help to prevent anaemia, as it is an excellent source of iron. Because it is high in Carnosine. It may reduce fatigue and improve performance during exercise.

Beef from grass fed cows, is known to be higher in many healthy nutrients than beef from grain fed cows.