If you’re afraid of eating red meat because of the cholesterol it contains, it might be time to reconsider that thought. At the very least, it’s not a good idea to avoid red meat altogether. The fact is, red meat contains many essential nutrients that you need to include in your diet—nutrients that too many people would otherwise be deprived of. These nutrients include iron, zinc and vitamin B12. If you don’t get these nutrients, you may become more tired than normal during your exercise program, and in particular, have low endurance.
The good news is that there are some great options to help you get those nutrients. Here are four great sources of red meat to include in your eating plan…
1. Grass-Fed Steak. When choosing your steak, go for a grass-fed steak. Be aware that there is a significant difference between the fat profile of grass-fed steaks and grain-fed steaks. Grain-fed has higher levels of saturated fat and lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids, while grass-fed steak is the opposite.
While you pay a premium for a grass-fed steak, it’s well worth the extra money.
2. Bison. Bison is another excellent source of protein and a lean type of red meat. Bison are naturally grass-fed because they originated in the wild, so you can feel comfortable eating whatever variety you want.
You can even find ground bison to make bison burgers that are perfect for satisfying your cravings.
3. Pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin is another good option if you’re tired of eating grass-fed steaks and can’t find bison in your area. Pork tenderloin has a lot less fat than pork chops and is still an excellent source of protein.
Fire these up on your grill and you have a delicious source of protein to look forward to.
4. Wild. Last but not least, think of venison. Venison is another game meat, so you don’t have to worry about going grass-fed over grain-fed. It’s also very lean and can be slightly dry, so be sure to use some heart-healthy olive oil when cooking.
There you have four great sources of lean protein to add to your eating plan. Make sure you don’t overlook these as they will all help you get one step closer to improving your health, boosting your energy levels and feeling good all over.
Thanks to Beverleigh H Piepers