Meat of the cattle is called beef, which is categorized as red meat. Beef is rich in high quality protein, iron, vitamins and mineral. Beef is third most widely consumed meat worldwide, accounting for about 25% of meat production in the world. Cows are considered holy animal in India and there are some restrictions on consumption & selling in most part of India. Edible parts of beef are beef head skin, feet, throat, tongue, ear and beef stomach.
- Checkout the nutritional facts of beef(per 100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||3 µg|
|Vitamin C||0 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 µg|
|Vitamin E||0.12 mg|
|Vitamin K||1 µg|
10 Health Benefits of Beef:
Beef contains all 8 essential amino acids which are needed for growth and maintenance of our body. It is referred as complete protein source.
Beef intake prevent human from age related muscle wasting (sarcopenia).
Carnosine in beef reduces fatigue and improves performance during exercise or physical activities.
Iron presence in beef boosts production of red blood cells, which prevents human from anemia
Beef is rich in Zink which is required for healthy immune system & wound healing.
Beef is very good source of phosphorous which makes teeth and bones stronger.
Beef meat contains mix of vitamins B & riboflavin which together helps us release energy from food.
Vitamin B12 in beef improves blood formation and brain functions.
Beef is good source of Niacin. Low intake of Niacin has been related with increased risk of heart disease.
Selenium in beef improves variety of functions in the body.