Lean & Mean: The Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat

The results are in: you need red meat. It's not just the protein. Red meat is also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.

January 20, 2023
Lean & Mean: The Nutritional Benefits of Red Meat

Despite what you may have learned in health class, red meat is not without its benefits. According to Harvard, red meat is a proficient source of…

  • Protein - to promote muscle growth.
  • Vitamin B12 - to help produce red blood cells.
  • Zinc - which can help make testosterone and selenium (a powerful antioxidant).
  • Iron - that aids oxygen flow throughout the body.

While red meat is not the only source of these nutrients, it is undoubtedly one of the most fun to prepare and most delicious to eat. 

For well-rounded meals and nutrient combinations, mix some light meats in with your red meat dishes. And be sure to save the grease so you can sauté your veggies in healthy fats. 

Here are the takeaways…

Expand Your Menu: Experiment! Try something new. Cook fresh recipes with poultry or seafood to enjoy new flavors and nutrients altogether. 

Make Your Servings Count: Prioritize red meat that’s as delicious as it is nutrient-rich. And be sure to enjoy your nights at the grill with plenty of music and good company. 

Ready to plan those cookouts? Start building your menu!

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