Beef Up Your Health!
Today, we are lucky to have choices in what we eat, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming! Fortunately, you can be confident in choosing any type of beef as a main source of protein. Not only does it taste great, but it’s good for you, too! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the kids love it.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Women Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) and now for the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend introducing solid foods, like beef, to infants and toddlers, in order to pack in every bite with protein, iron, zinc and choline. Click below to learn how and why to incorporate beef through various life stages.
Lean Beef as a Part of a Heart Healthy Diet
You may be surprised to learn that there are 31 cuts of beef that meet the definition of lean. If you eat beef 3x a week, it will take you over 2 months to try them all! That means flexibility and excitement on the dinner plate.
Make sure you're following the nutrition guidelines for serving size. The recommended beef serving is 3 oz, cooked and trimmed. That is about the size of a deck of cards or a smart phone. Supplement your beef meal with plenty of veggies and grains to achieve a balanced meal packed with nutritional value.
Achieve and maintain healthy weight, preserve and build muscle, and so much more.
Beef's Big 10
In addition to protein, beef offers 9 other essential nutrients to fuel your busy life!
Beef & Heart Health
Eating lean beef can help lower cholesterol levels as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle.
FAQ About Beef Nutrition
We all know beef tastes great, but do you know it's good for you, too? Here are some answers to your most pressing questions.
Big Nutrition in a Small Package
Naturally nutrient-rich beef gives you 10 nutrients in around 170 calories per serving.
Ground Beef vs. Ground Turkey
Before you make the swap, make sure you check the facts. Beef has more of many nutrients and can be lower in calories.
Heart Healthy Recipes
Delicious beef recipes, approved by the American Heart Association. Can we get an "Amen"?
Virginia Health Professionals
We would love to hear from you and what your current needs are to best support your business during these challenging times. Connect with the Director of Nutrition Education, Jennifer Orr to learn how we can assist.