We often get asked what are the benefits of eating red meat so heres our take on it. During recent years, some people have said that eating red meat is the cause of numerous diseases including heart desease. In fact this is not true....eating unprocessed, naturally fed meat is extremely healthy and heres why.A 100 gram portion (3.5 ounces) of raw ground beef contains large amounts of Vitamin B12, B3 (Niacin), B6, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and various other vitamins and minerals. vitamin B12 is particularly important because it can not be gotten in ANY amount from plants. Studies show that many vegans who don’t supplement with B12, are deficient in this critical nutrient. Unprocessed meat is also loaded with healthy fats, but meat from grass fed animals contains up to 5 times as much Omega-3 as meat from grain-fed animals. On top of this red meat contains the following: Creatine forms an energy reserve in the muscles and brain and is found only in animal foods. Vegetarians are deficient in creatine, leading to reduced physical and mental performance. Carnosine functions as a powerful anti-oxidant and provides protection against many degenerative processes. Carnosine is only found in animal foods. DHA and EPA are the active forms of Omega-3 in the human body and found primarily in animal foods. The body is inefficient at converting ALA (the plant form of Omega-3) to the active forms. Tips when choosing red meat to eat: Choose lean cuts of meat. Lean cuts usually contain the words “round,” “loin” or “sirloin” on the package. Trim off as much fat as you can before cooking, and pour off the melted fat after cooking. Use healthier cooking methods: bake, broil, stew and grill. When selecting ground beef, opt for the lowest percentage of fat.
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