Beef and other types of meat from livestock are collectively known as red meat. Beef is rich in protein and is often included in meals as a source of animal protein. It is also known as a complete nutrients source because we also get minerals and other vitamins from it.
Meat contains saturated fats which are hard to digest and should, therefore, be taken in moderation. You can minimise your intake of saturated fats by choosing lean meats.
To get the most nutrients from beef, eat it while fresh.
- Vitamin A keeps our eyes and skin bright.
- Vitamin B maintains healthy digestion, promotes cell growth and regulates heart function.
- Vitamin K helps blood to clot and therefore wounds to heal faster
- Iron ensures that blood transports enough oxygen to support cells throughout the body