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Why do medical professionals recommend cutting back on red meat?

June 07, 2020

Why do medical professionals recommend cutting back on red meat?

Why do medical professionals recommend cutting back on red meat?

A few years ago, the World Health Organization announced that the public should reduce the amount of red meat they consume. This was a big announcement and scare for a lot of people, but a few years later, we see health professionals taking back this statement. 

What we like to say is - Everything in moderation.

Beef is packed with numerous health benefits like iron, zinc, and protein. Beef can be a powerful benefactor to your health and 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.

How to stay in moderation- 

In general, beef contains more saturated fat, but if you follow guidelines with sizing requirements, you can still enjoy it! Always consult with a doctor what they think is best for you, but we like to say that everyone can enjoy beef. Some more than others! If you are worried about your heart health, try to eat more lean beef cuts and focus on eating it with moderation.

Our beef not only has the nutrients your body needs but it also comes with amazing flavor and tenderness that will have you wanting more. Shop here now!

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