5 Reasons Why Beef Is a Healthy Meat

Jul 17, 2020 08:14 AM EDT | By Wyn J. (staff@foodworldnews.com)

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People born in past generations, including our parents and grandparents today, always say that beef is a suitable type of meat. Beef is the healthiest meat there is in the market. Although some people don't get why beef is more robust, you are about to know why it is in this article.

Despite being considered the healthiest type of meat globally, some arguments exist whether beef is healthy or harmful to one's health. Since there are more vegans ways and options to choose from, protests are rising, and vegans call for authorities to stop producing meat and eliminate it from the food supply.

However, whatever one's opinion might be on beef meat, it still does not take away the fact that it has high nutritional value that the body will benefit from. Among those health benefits are the following:

Beef is high in L-carnitine.

L-carnitine is a common type of amino acid that is usually found in meat products such as beef. One of the best functions of L-carnitine in one's body is playing an essential role in fat metabolism as it is the one that transports the fats into the mitochondria for burning. The liver is the one that produces L-carnitine in the body, and it depends on two amino acids, namely L-lysine and L-methionine. L-carnitine provides many positive health impacts, especially to one's heart, and if they are trying to lose weight. It also helps reduce the risk of getting diabetes. 

Beef contains glutathione 

Glutathione is considered to be the master of all antioxidants, and beef contains glutathione. A few of the benefits that you can get from glutathione are an increase of longevity, prevention of certain illnesses and disease, reduces the risk of chronic diseases, and anti-aging fighter, and it also strengthens one's immune system. Overall, glutathione is a give a significant impact on one's health and immune system. 

Beef is a good source of protein for muscle mass.

Among the reasons why people use protein for muscle mass building is because protein serves as the body's building blocks and helps repair bones, skin, and cartilage. Having enough protein intake makes it easier for a person to maintain lean muscle mass. Protein also lets you stay on track in your diet because it does not give you much food cravings compared to other foods. Since beef contains many amino acids, it is one of the best sources of protein and promotes a healthy diet. 

Beef contains tons of minerals.

Aside from amino acids, glutathione, and a rich protein source, beef also contains other minerals that are beneficial to one's immune system. It has other minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc. When you eat beef regularly, you will have a lesser chance of being iron, magnesium, or zinc-deficient. 

Beef prevents deficiency anemia.

Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most increasing epidemics around the world that people do not take too seriously. There are two types of iron that the body needs: heme iron and non-heme iron. Heme iron is the type of metal that comes from meat and other animal products. On the other hand, non-heme iron is the type of iron found in plants, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Beef provides the best and most substantial amount of heme iron that the body can benefit from. Specifically, beef liver has the highest heme iron content that is best to eat to fight off anemia. 

ALSO READ: Top 5 Foods for Gaining Muscles

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