As food connoisseurs know, few things are as tasty as a good steak or burger,
but something many people do not realize is that beef is also good for you and
is an important part of the human diet.
There are 29 cuts of beef that meet the guidelines for “lean,” and with more
zinc, iron and protein than poultry or fish, beef is extremely nutrient dense
- A 3-ounce serving of beef provides 38 percent of the Daily Value
for zinc. You would need to eat more than eleven 3-ounce servings of tuna to
get the same amount of zinc in one 3-ounce serving of beef. Zinc is an
essential nutrient that influences immunity and healing. It is an important
nutrient for people of all ages.
- The absorbable iron found in beef contains a high percentage of
iron — a type of iron that is more easily absorbed by the body than the iron
found in plant foods such as grains, fruits and vegetables. Iron deficiency
is a common nutrient deficiency, especially among young children, adolescent
girls and women of childbearing age.
- The protein in beef helps you maintain a healthy metabolism, but
beef isn’t only useful in maintaining a healthy body. Studies suggest that
the protein in beef may be help prevent many chronic diseases such as type-2
diabetes and osteoporosis.
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