Benefits of beef and information on the different properties of beef, a type of red meat rich in protein, minerals such as iron and zinc and vitamin B12.
It is true that those known as red meat (unlike white meat) tend to be a type of meat that has always been surrounded by certain myths or erroneous beliefs.
For years it has been mistakenly believed that red meat is incompatible with following a balanced and healthy diet, especially because its fats are detrimental to cardiovascular health and, above all, due to its high content of cholesterol, triglycerides and fatty acids.
However, the truth is that within a balanced –and healthy- diet, moderate consumption of red meat is possible, as a way of providing our body with the different essential nutrients it contains.
Of course, as long as we consume it in a moderate way (it is advisable to consume a serving of red meat a week, not exceeding 210 grams), its nutritional benefits are certainly interesting. And this time we want to talk to you specifically about the different benefits of beef.
Especially rich in protein
Beef stands out for its high content of high quantity proteins, thanks to the fact that it contains essential amino acids in our diet, since our body is not capable of synthesizing them (or it does so insufficiently).
Particularly beef provides between 18 to 20% of high quality protein.
High mineral content
- Iron: Beef is especially rich in heme iron, which is easily absorbed and in turn improves the absorption of non-heme iron.
- Zinc: helps in growth and in the proper functioning of the immune system. Its absorption is favored by its protein content.
Rich in vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is necessary to fight anemia, because it helps to form healthy red blood cells. To this important benefit we must remember its iron content, an essential mineral against anemia.