Some time ago we have been observing a series of myths about the beef that from this Blog of Frigoríficos Bandeira we think it is necessary to clarify. These false myths are causing many people have eliminated red meat from their diet because they believe that they are not healthy for your body. Therefore, from here, once again, we are forced to argue that it is a fundamental food in all stages of life.
In September of last year, the Provacuno organization participated in the second edition of Meat Attration at IFEMA to highlight the nutritional properties of beef in Spain and disprove the false beliefs that revolve around beef and veal . Here are some of them:
- Contains fats harmful to health. On the contrary, as we have said before, beef is an essentially protein food that, in addition, allows us to reduce its fat depending on the cut.
- It is a very expensive meat. This is not entirely true: although cuts like sirloin have a higher price, others like the hip or the lid are much more affordable.
- The traceability system of the meat is not transparent. False. The beef sector is governed by the European Production Model, whose quality and food safety standards are the highest and most controlled in the world.
Beef is completely compatible with a balanced and healthy diet, among other characteristics, it also gives us:
- Its main characteristic and the one that always stands out in the first place, can not be other than its high protein content of great value. It contributes between 18% and 20% of proteins of high nutritional quality.
- There are certain amino acids that the body is not able to generate naturally and that, therefore, must be obtained through food. Beef contains those essential amino acids in any diet.
- A high content of vitamins of type B. Specifically in vitamin B6 and B12. The first one contributes to the improvement of our immune system and the acceleration of the metabolism of our organism. Meanwhile, vitamin B12 plays an essential role in the production of red blood cells and, therefore, is essential to combat anemia.
- In addition, beef is rich in heme iron, very important also in the creation, development and maturation of red blood cells.
- Other minerals present in beef are magnesium, which improves the metabolism process of insulin, and zinc, which contributes to the acceleration of protein synthesis.
Finally, say that beef is rich in carnitine, sarcosine, linoleic acid and potassium, essential for the proper functioning of our body. All this means that, provided that we consume it in adequate amounts and with common sense (like everything in this life), beef is very beneficial for health, do not hesitate to include it in your menu!