Some Surprising Nutritional Benefits of Eating Beef

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If you take a moment to browse the Najma product line, you’ll notice that we predominantly focus on turkey and chicken products. However, we intend on bringing other meats into our range very soon.

One of those meats is beef, which has been a staple of the halal diet for centuries. In looking forward to the eventual launch of our chilled beef range, let’s look at some of the nutritional benefits of eating beef.

Lots of L-carnitine

You may not have heard of L-carnitine before, but it plays a crucial role in your body. An amino acid, L-carnitine moves the fats from your foods into your cells’ mitochondria. This is what gives you energy to burn, thus fuelling you for the rest of your day. Beef contains a lot of this amino acid.

Now, your body does create L-carnitine naturally in the liver. However, there’s some research that suggests that a higher intake can have beneficial effects on your health.

For example, one study discovered that higher L-carnitine intake is linked to lowering the possibility of suffering from heart attacks or coronary disease.

It’s also been linked to helping those with Type-2 diabetes control their fasting glucose levels, as well as being key in helping adults lose weight.

So, beef is not unhealthy, which is something that some sources would have you believe. In fact, when eaten in moderation, beef’s high L-carnitine levels can benefit your body in several ways.

Plenty of Glutathione

We’re throwing a lot of complex nutritional terms at you today. Glutathione is an antioxidant, with some going so far as to call it the “master antioxidant”.

Antioxidants play a crucial role in keeping your body healthy. They combat free radicals, which means they slow the signs of ageing. Antioxidants also keep your immune system up to scratch and can reduce the risk of contracting a chronic disease.

It also guards against cell damage, meaning that you feel more energised and your body functions correctly. In fact, low levels of glutathione can lead to inflammation, which is a trigger for other conditions.

Beef is a double threat when it comes to glutathione. Not only does it contain plenty of the antioxidant in its dietary, otherwise known as usable, form, but it also has the amino acids that your liver needs to synthesise glutathione itself.

High in Protein

This final benefit is one that beef shares with poultry.

Beef is an excellent source of protein, which we know your body needs to help it repair and build muscles. Protein is also important for satisfying hunger cravings. You’ll rarely feel like you need to eat more after enjoying a beef meal.

Of course, beef does have a fairly high fat content. However, there’s good news for people looking to keep their weight down. The leaner the cut of beef, the more protein it contains. As a result, you don’t have to eat thick and fatty cuts just to get your protein fix. That’s why beef is a staple in many bodybuilding and exercise-related diets.

The Final Word

Those are just three of the surprising nutritional benefits of beef that you may not have heard about.

We’re still working on bringing our chilled beef products to retailers throughout the UK. We look forward to helping you enjoy these benefits when we do.