Nutrition

Meat & Health Facts

Research shows that protein helps maintain healthy weight, build muscle and fuel physical activity – all of which play an important role for a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. It is recommended to consume high quality protein, thereby acquiring all the essential nutrients that your body needs. In fact, lean protein makes it easier to enjoy and incorporate more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet.

Nutrient Rich Beef

Calorie for calorie, beef is one of the most nutrient rich foods for an active and healthy lifestyle. A three-ounce serving of lean beef accounts for less than ten percent of calories to a 2,000 calorie diet. Yet, it is an excellent source of protein, zinc, Vitamin B, iron, selenium and phosphorus.

Beef Nutrients Hard at Work

Iron, zinc and Vitamin B play an essential role in developing and maintaining cognitive ability across the lifecycle. Iron helps deliver oxygen to working muscles, and is required for energy metabolism. Vitamin B helps convert the food that you eat, into energy to fuel activity.

Nutrient Rich Lamb/Mutton

Lamb approximately contains 160 calories per 100 grams and is a good source of protein, iron, zinc, Vitamin B and selenium, all of which facilitate an active and healthy lifestyle. Lamb offers about 25% protein and seven percent fat (which does not include carbohydrates).

Lamb Nutrients Hard at Work

Vitamin B and minerals play an essential role in developing and maintaining cognitive ability. While zinc affects the immune function, Vitamin B12 supports the production of red blood cells, niacin provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline, and selenium helps in the working of thyroid hormone metabolism.

Nutrient Rich Chicken

Chicken meat contains approximately 150 calories per 100 grams. It is an excellent source of protein and Vitamin B, especially B3. Chicken is low in carbohydrates and fats, with moderate protein content. It is high in selenium and very high in niacin. However, keep in mind that its skin is high in saturated fat and should be removed before eating, if required.

Chicken Nutrients Hard at Work

Research shows that protein protects against bone loss in older people, and Vitamin B against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. Selenium is of fundamental importance to human health in the working of thyroid hormone metabolism, antioxidant defense systems and immune functions.