Just a few generations ago, our grandparents considered beef as a healthy and nutritious food. Today however, many like to debate that fact. More often than not, opinions are split on whether red meat really is good for you or not. With so many opting for and promoting a plant based, meat free diet, the fact that beef is a nutritional powerhouse, is overlooked way too often.
Let’s take a look at what makes beef so awesome for our bodies.
Beef is chock full of protein.
And we all need to ensure we get enough protein in our daily diet. As protein is what our body uses to daily make and repair skin, bones, and cartilage.
The “Master Antioxidant” Glutathione
One of the nutrients beef contains is, The “Master Antioxidant” Glutathione.
Glutathione helps protect most cells in our bodies, linking it to preventing illness, reducing the risk of chronic disease, and strengthening the immune system.
While our bodies do produce glutathione by using precursors such as the amino acids cysteine, glutamate, and glycine, beef provides a high source of complete and preformed dietary glutathione.
Beef is nutritionally dense in minerals.
It contains essential minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. And just one serving of beef contains more than half the days recommend amounts of selenium and zinc.
Beef is a powerhouse of vitamins as well.
Beef contains Vitamin B12, B3, B6, B2, and B5. With B12 being an essential nutrient and found only available from animal foods. Deficiencies in this vitamin has been linked to depression and other mental illness.
Another health benefit to beef is naturally occurring creatine. Creatine provides your muscles with greater energy supply, growth and development.
Beef. It contains so many health benefits and knowing that is enough reason to not cut it out of my diet.
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The experiences she had through the Engler Program and as a Nebraska Beef Ambassador revealed an opportunity in the beef industry. Esch, a senior animal science major, realized there was a disconnect between many producers and their consumers, and she decided to start her own farm-to-table beef supplier: Oak Barn Beef. It officially became a limited liability company in 2018.