Eating healthy can include servings of good lean
meat. Leans meats like pork, venison, beef and other meats with less
then twenty five percent calories from fat can provide you with a
healthy diet. It will provide you with the prevention of vitamin and
mineral deficiency and building stronger blood. It really depends on
your intake so keeping the portions small is a good health benefit.
According to doctors moderation is key so keep your portions small or
every other day to keep getting the nutrients you need. Meats are rich
in iron and your body can absorb it easier then from other foods.
Iron deficiency is very common along with
fatigue and anemia and meat
is a great source to help with this health problem. Once you deplete
your iron stores your red blood cells become smaller. This makes in
harder for your lungs to send oxygen to your body. Doctors have shown
that not having enough iron in your blood is the cause for anemia and
loss of energy. If you are active it is important to keep an eye on
your iron intake. Meats contain a type of iron called heme iron. So
when you eat a health portion of meat it helps your body absorb non
heme iron so you get the best iron in your body.
Getting enough B12 is very important for you blood. If you eat meats ,
fish, eggs, poultry on a regular diet you are probably getting enough.
If you are a strict vegetarian and don't eat these foods you could be
headed for trouble. Low levels of B12 can lead to anemia and fatigue
and you may not know until you are really sick. If you are very strict
it is very important to take a vitamin supplement loaded with
Most meats are loaded with the B vitamins. In the same way you should
eat fruits and vegetables you should eat lean meats to get all there
Eating healthy meats like pork loin and flank steak need to be cooked
properly or they can be very dry and tough. You can marinate them
several hours before cooking. You need to simmer them and to be
successful you can braise, simmer, or poach the lean meats. You can
look for free range meats which means livestock is allowed to roam
instead of close quarters. many times this mean the rancher uses less
antibiotics and no growth hormones. If you can afford higher priced
chemical free meats then you can buy them.
If you like to grill out lean healthy meats you need to marinate
first. Grilling tastes great but it also is not great for your health.
Studies have shown that you should marinate first. You can try a
mixture of olive oil, brown sugar, mustard and other spices of your
liking. It has been shown that this contains ninety percent less
dangerous compounds then non marinated meat that was cooked the same
way. A lean cut of beef such as tip round steak has thirty five
percent calories from fat so make sure you read the labels about fat
content. This is very important to keep a meat healthy diet.