When people make health-related New Year's resolutions for better eating, weight loss or overall dietary health, they sometimes eliminate a major part of their diet: beef. While lifestyle choices like Ketogenic, Paleo and Low Carb eating are changing that a bit, there is still sometimes a stigma around enjoying beef.
But as our notions of "good" versus "bad" foods are constantly challenged, one thing remains a constant: opting for a holistic and inclusive approach to eating and exercise is generally more sustainable and produces better results. So, instead of simply exercising more or eating fewer carbs/calories/fats, instead, why not focus on total health and nutritious eating by eating foods that are all-natural, free of additives and sweeteners, and high vitamins and minerals?
Including foods high in vitamins and minerals such as protein, niacin, and riboflavin--like ground beef--can actually help build (and preserve) muscle, supports a healthy metabolism, and helps our system convert food into fuel. Ground beef varieties contain 10 (!) vitamins and nutrients--all of which can contribute to your overall health and diet. And, bonus! These nutrients also help reduce your appetite so you will crave fewer unhealthy foods, convert fuel more efficiently, and have more energy throughout the day, encouraging you to burn more calories with exercise! What are these super-power nutrients in beef? They include the following:
10 Nutrients Found in Beef
What does it do? Supports nervous system development.
What does it do? Helps your body use oxygen.
What does it do? Supports energy production and metabolism.
What does it do? Helps build bones and teeth.
What does it do? Helps preserve and build muscle.
What does it do? Helps convert food into fuel.
What does it do? Helps protect cells from damage.
Nutrient: Vitamins B6 and B12
What does it do? Helps maintain brain function.
What does it do? Helps maintain a healthy immune system.
Is all meat created equal?
If you ask us, the answer is a hard “no.” Flavor, texture, heritage and diet determine the taste and health of beef…and it can vary drastically!
Cornering the market in the velvety, luscious flavor and taste of our Kobe-crafted beef products, we wanted to take what we know about crafting beef and offer a revolutionary grass-fed product that still is robust in flavor, but offers the health benefits of grass-fed beef.
Better for you, and still very tasty, our grass-fed product is “better beef;” allowing you to feel good about selecting a ground beef product that is lower in fat and calories, contains no added antibiotics or hormones, and comes from cattle raised humanly on US pastures.
But for those who are less versed on the differences between grass-fed products and standard meat production, we wanted to take a moment to answer the most common questions we get asked about grass-fed beef by Steakhouse Elite.
What qualifies Steakhouse Elite grass-fed beef as grass-fed?
Our cattle are born and raised on US pastures, and completely pasture-fed. This type of feeding is considered more conventional and natural. We guarantee quality beef with no added antibiotics or hormones.
What’s the difference between grass-fed and organic beef?
Organic beef in large part refers to whether the food source of the cattle is “organic”. It has to do with the type of pasture the cattle are raised on, as well as the cattle themselves. It requires a different process of certifying that the pasture itself is “organic.”
Grass-fed refers to the treatment of the cattle and their diet. Our cows are born and humanely raised on US pasture, freely grazing throughout their lifetime. They are never given growth hormones or antibiotics.
What are some of the health benefits of grass-fed beef?
Because grass-fed cattle are pasture fed and free of growth hormones, the beef contains more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins (such as Vitamin E and B6).
It is important to know that lean beef of any kind can be part of a healthy diet, providing the body with protein, nutrients and satiety when portion size and healthy eating habits are applied.
But does it taste like regular beef?
No doubt, grass-fed beef has a leaner texture and distinct flavor. We’ve have taken our generations of experience in the cattle business crafting beef to create a grass-fed option that is rich and buttery in flavor, unlike any other grass-fed beef on the market. We believe that quality beef should have highest standards of production, taste and food safety, so our customers can feel good about what they are feeding to their family.
There are a variety of ways that beef can be raised, fed, treated, processed and crafted. We wanted to offer an option for consumers looking for the health benefits and social consciousness of a grass-fed product that still has the bold and distinct flavor of our crafted beef. We are excited to add to our offerings a “better beef,” both in flavor and health.
Weight and nutrition-related New Year’s Resolutions are among the most common for 2019—or any year for that matter. However, only about 8 percent of people who make resolutions will actually achieve them.
If this goal has been on the top of your list this year, we would like to suggest some ways you can stay on track and help yourself be healthier in 2019.
One way to do this is by adding lean beef to your diet. Did you know that a serving of 80% ground beef has 213 calories? That’s about the same as two slices of bacon, a tablespoon of mayo, a whole bagel or a pint of beer. This is important because many people find that for this amount of calories, they are left feeling satisfied, have fewer cravings, are hungry less often and are less likely to snack.
Add to the nutrition aspect of ground beef the fact that you can opt for grass-fed beef and you have a satisfying and feel-good way to tackle your New Year’s Resolution.
Now that you know you can have your beef and eat it too, here are few other ways to keep those resolutions and make your way towards a healthier and more fulfilling life:
While many people enter the New Year with good intentions, it’s easy to fall short if you don’t make wise decisions on how to accomplish your health and nutrition goals. Being realistic, measuring your progress, holding on during the tough times, enlisting the help of others and finding a way to incorporate protein-rich and satisfying foods to your diet are a few ways that you can conquer those resolutions.
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