Six reasons why beef is good for you

There are plenty of benefits to eating beef. It tastes great and is a versatile choice in the kitchen - but not everyone realises just how important it is for a healthy, balanced diet.

Take a look at the list below for six reasons why beef should stay on the shopping list.

  1. Beef is naturally rich in protein*, which helps muscle growth and supports muscle mass
  2. Beef provides iron and four essential vitamins - niacin, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12 - which help reduce tiredness and fatigue
  3. Beef provides eight essential vitamins and minerals that support good health and well-being
  4. Beef is a rich source of zinc, which supports normal hair, nails and skin
  5. Zinc also supports normal cognitive function, fertility and reproduction and also contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood
  6. Beef is a source of iron which helps the immune system to work

*Consumer Focused Health Claims for Beef, AHDB – February 2016, page 2

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