If you gave up your steak or kababs in an effort to become healthier, you may want to reconsider!
Veggies reign supreme and should constitute the base of your diet, but including pastured red meat (grass-fed meat) in small portions will provide you with important nutrients that are easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Here are 3 important considerations:
1. Pastured red meat (beef, lamb and goat) is one of the best sources of conjugated linolenic acid, a new healthy fat that research suggests could protect us from #cancer, #heartdisease, #diabetes and #obesity. (1,2)
2. Pastured red meat is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants: vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin D, B vitamins (high in B12), iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, cobalt, phosphorus, chromium, nickel, and selenium. (3,4 5) Deficiency in key vitamins can actually put you at risk for chronic diseases like cancer, #diabetes, #autoimmunedisease and more. (6, 7) Some, like beta-carotene, have a protective effect and help you fight disease (7).
3. Pastured red meat is also a good source of omega 3 fats and contains 2-4 times more omega 3s than grain-fed meat. (8) Omega 3 fats are essential fatty acids that can only be obtained through diet and are important for the proper functioning of every cell in our body. Majority of us need more.
*Here's a delicious recipe to help you incorporate nutrient packed pastured meat into your diet - Aromatic Kheema or Indian Chilli made with freshly ground spices