Beef is good to eat
The U.S. Government (www.health.gov) 2015 Dietary Guidelines confirm that lean beef plays a part in a healthy American diet. According to explorebeef.org there are 29 cuts of beef that are considered lean by the USDA – the tenderloin, 95% fat free ground beef, and the T-Bone steak to name a few. In addition, “20 of these 29 cuts have 1 more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast per 3 oz. serving”. (9 Interesting Beef Nutrition Facts, www.explorebeef.org/nutrition.aspx)
Beef is high in nutrients. “Beef has 8 times more vitamin B12, 6 times more zinc, and 2.5 more iron than a skinless chicken breast.” (www.explorebeef.org/nutrition.aspx)
- B-Vitamins are critical to our diet because they help us to unleash the energy in the food we eat. They also promote growth and good health.
- Zinc helps boost our immune systems. But, it is also essential for physical and mental development, wound healing and appetite control.
- Iron is critical to our bodies. It carries oxygen to our cells and tissues and helps us make new red blood cells. It also aids in brain development and boosts the immune system. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency resulting in decreased productivity. Iron obtained from beef is more completely absorbed into our systems unlike iron from enriched foods like bread and cereal.
Beef cuts with lowest calorie count, saturated fat, and total fat: the eye round roast or steak. (144 calories, 1.4 grams of saturated fat, and 4 total grams of fat per 3 oz. serving) (www.explorebeef.org/nutrition.aspx)
It’s time to eat more Florida beef.