Beef is packed with nutrients and are an essential part of many Australian’s diets.
With beef’s exceptional taste and flavour, as well as its meal versatility and health benefits, it is no wonder that beef is a favourite among us Australian’s.
But what exactly are those health benefits? We decided it would be a great idea to share some of the benefits of beef in this week’s article.
1. Muscle Building and Tissue Repair
The protein comprised in one daily serving of red meat contains the amino acids you need for muscle building and tissue repair.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends 65g/ day, which includes our beloved beef, lamb and pork.
Protein also assists in producing the enzymes and hormones that are required by your body to help to prevent illness. Protein consumption has also been linked to weight loss due to its ability to satisfy hunger and reduce appetite after being eaten. (Ipatenco, Livestrong, 2011)
2. Red Blood Cell, immune strength and overall well-being:
Iron contained in red meat is more easily absorbed by the body, making red meat the best source of iron for your body. Iron is essential for our red blood cells to deliver oxygen to the cells in our bodies.
It serves as an essential mineral that our bodies use in the liver, bone marrow, spleen and muscles.
Iron is well known for its ability to assist our bodies in avoiding anaemia, a condition by which a person’s body has insufficient healthy red blood cells. Iron also assists our bodies in providing immune strength, and various bodilybenefits. (Pellegrini, Livestrong 2015)