Why I Eat Red Meat

So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most critical functions is the role it plays in developing the red blood cells needed to transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron is classified as Heme Iron (found in animal proteins) and Non-Heme Iron (found in plant foods.) Heme iron is the best absorbed form of iron and utilized more efficiently in the body. Heme iron is not influenced by inhibitors like phytates, calcium and polyphenols found in plant foods. Iron levels in red meat are more bioavailable in red meat than alternative food sources. B Vitamins Red meat is a rich source of B vitamins, especially vitamin B12. B12 cannot be made in the body and is best absorbed through animal protein. It is vital to proper functioning of nearly every system in your body. B12 deficiency can play a role in everything from bone health, cardiovascular disease, thyroid disorders, neurological disorders, and infertility....
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