Many people will choose a steak when they visit a restaurant or pub. There just isn’t any other option for them. Steak, chips, onion rings, a bit of salad. But it’s the steak that is the winner and nothing else will cut it. So, what are the benefits of eating a great steak when you eat out? There is so much research out there. Here are some possible key points:
- The protein comprised in one daily serving of red meat contains enough amino acids you need for muscle building as well as tissue repair.
- The protein in red meat also assists in satisfying hunger, so it fills you up and can help to reduce your appetite.
- The iron contained in red meat is more easily absorbed into the body. Making red meat one of the best sources of iron available. Iron is essential for red blood cells to deliver oxygen to cells within your body.
- It is well known in assisting the prevention of anaemia, providing immune strength and other bodily benefits. Iron deficiencies can lead to fatigue, weakness, peptic ulcers and a weakened immune system.
- It serves as an essential mineral that our bodies use in the liver, bone marrow, spleen and muscles.
- Red meat also contains a healthy dose of zinc. A daily dosage of zinc is vital for assisting immune functions.
- B-Vitamins promote various functions of the body. Red meat contains B-12, which promotes a healthy nervous system, B-6 for a healthy immune system. Niacin which aids our bodies digestive system, and riboflavin which promote healthy skin and eyes.
- The biggest benefit, we think, is that if cooked correctly, a great piece of steak will be mouthwateringly delicious!
Calorie for calorie, beef is one of the most nutrient-rich foods. One 3-ounce serving of lean beef contributes only 180 calories, but you get 10 essential nutrients. Eaten in moderation, along with a full healthy diet, the benefits of eating a great steak far outweigh any possible health problems.
Just don’t eat too many chips and onion rings with it!