Share the facts about red meat and health

Healthy eating experts agree that the way to achieve a healthy balanced diet is to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions. Red can have a role in a healthy balanced diet, as lean beef, lamb and pork naturally contain Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 can help reduce tiredness and fatigue

Red meat: The good stuff

  • Naturally rich in protein and low in salt (sodium), lean red meat - in the right proportions - can play role in a healthy, balanced diet

  • Lean beef, lamb and pork provide a range of vitamins & minerals that contribute to good health
  • Lean beef, pork and lamb contain Vitamin B12, an essential nutrient not naturally present in a vegan diet

  • Recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) results show that 1 in 4 UK women have a low intake of iron

What about the environment?

We're all concerned about climate change and our impact on the environment. Which is why it's important to share factually correct information about sustainability and how livestock farming actually helps manage the countryside.

We've put together more useful messages and resources to help you take part in those conversations.

Red meat and the environment

Nutrition and health claims guides for lean beef, lamb and pork

Use these guides to understand how you can promote meat and health in consumer-friendly language. The information included is based on scientifically substantiated, EU regulated, nutrition and health claims.

Processed red meat in context

Find out about processed red meat and the role it plays alongside fresh red meat in the diet. The document is updated regularly as research evolves.

View the document here

Red meat and health images

Help share the positive red meat message on social media. Choose the image you like, click the download link and then right-click to save the image to your computer.

Further health benefits of red meat

Did you know British meat is amongst the most sustainable in the world, and it is a natural source of vitamin B12, an essential vitamin not naturally present in a vegan diet?

Find out more about this on the We Eat Balanced website

Did you know that some cuts of pork contain less than 3% fat? For more information about pork and some delicious recipe inspiration click here

Find out more about this on the Love Pork website

Did you know that beef is a source of iron, and lamb naturally contains vitamin B12? For more information about beef and lamb and for some amazing recipes click here.

Find out more about this on the Simply Beef & Lamb website

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