There is hardly a meat-lover out there who won’t appreciate a good serving of grass-fed beef, whether it’s in the form of a perfectly done steak or mixed into an exotic curry.
We all know it’s a fantastically versatile and easy-to-prepare meat, but if you needed any more convincing that it should become a regular part of your diet, you should know that it’s also a great source of iron.
In addition to the other vital nutrients that beef packs, such as protein, iron is a crucial ingredient that we just can’t live without.
As an added bonus, opting for organic or grass-fed beef will mean that your next steak will have all of the good stuff without any nasty extras such as hormones and antibiotics!
The main reason why we need iron so much is that it is a vital component of the production of haemoglobin, which constitutes a significant part of the red blood cells in the body.
The amount and health of red blood cells in our bodies is important firstly because it maintains general well-being by maintaining our immune system.
Additionally, our red blood cells carry oxygen from our lungs, providing a fresh supply all around our body. You don’t need to be a scientist to understand why we need oxygen!
A deficiency in iron can cause a range of problems, such as a lack of energy and inability to function both physically and mentally.
This can be especially harmful in people such as young children and pregnant women, who need more iron than others.
It is obvious then that beef, as one of nature’s most plentiful sources of iron, is a vital (and tasty!) part of our diets.
So head over to your organic meat suppliers and treat your family to a delicious steak today.