Beef’s Nutrition Benefits
Beef is an excellent source of protein and supplies 10 essential nutrients including B-vitamins, zinc, and iron that support an active and healthy lifestyle. The nutrients in beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive throughout all stages of life. Learn more below.
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If there was a protein contest, beef would surely be crowned the king! One 3 oz. cooked serving of beef provides 25 grams of this important nutrient that supports strong, lean bodies.
Did you know that on average, a 3 oz. cooked serving of lean beef provides is only about 170 calories, with less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol? There are over 35 cuts of beef that meet USDA qualifications for being lean.
Beef in the Early Years
Every bite your baby takes counts, especially in the first 24 months of life. Starting your baby with beef as a complementary first food can help ensure they get the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
When it comes to beef and your health, you can rest easy knowing that along with being delicious, beef contains important nutrients. In just one 3 oz. cooked serving, you’re getting 10 essential nutrients including protein, zinc, iron, and B vitamins.
Beef & Heart Health
Research shows that balanced eating patterns which include lean beef can help lower cholesterol as part of a healthy lifestyle. Being able to include foods you love, like beef, can be helpful in sticking with overall dietary guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions About Beef
We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a healthy lifestyle.
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Sports Nutrition Game Plan
Beef Loving Texans, in partnership with sports dietitian Amy Goodson, has created an all- inclusive sports nutrition education program that teaches proper nutrition principles and how protein, like beef, plays a role in fueling, training, performance, and competition.
Beef Team Kids
The Beef Team Kids program is a fun, family-guided extension of the Texas Beef Team where kids can engage in our team’s pursuit of building a healthier Texas. This program helps parents guide kids toward a life full of strength, growth, opportunity, and self-confidence.
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Resources for Health Professionals
Discover resources created specifically for health professionals to learn more about beef’s role in balanced diets and find materials to help promote healthy lifestyles for all Texans.
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Find virtual learning opportunities to expand your knowledge, as well as educational materials and balanced recipes to support your role.
Complimentary Patient Education Materials
These brochures, handouts, and posters are tailored to a variety of patient populations to simplify nutrition education while still providing practical, evidence-based information