Have you got questions about
the nutrition that you can get from beef? Then, check out this article. The
answer to you beefy question may just be right here.
beef considered part of a balanced diet?
Beef is a part of the Meat Group, one of the basic food groups. Beef
provides many essential nutrients; iron, zinc, vitamin b-12, thiamin and niacin,
as well as high quality protein. Each of the basic food groups contain food that
provide essential nutrients, which when combined with foods in the other three
groups make up a balanced diet.
are “nutrient-dense” foods and is beef nutrient dense food?
A food is nutrient dense it
provides a greater share of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (U.S. RDA).
Beef is a nutrient dense food. A 3-ounce portion of lean , trimmed beef has:
less than 200 calories (9 percent of a 2,000 calorie a-day diet).
are the leanest cuts of beef - eye of round, round tip, top round, top loin,
tenderloin or sirloin?
The eye of round has 155 calories in a 3-ounce cooked, trimmed serving. This
compares favorably with roasted, skinless chicken breast, at 142 calories.
include beef and still maintain a low-fat, low cholesterol diet?
Absolutely! By choosing beef’s
skinniest six cuts in moderate portions, and by trimming the separable fat
before and after cooking, lean meats can be and are included in diets
recommended by health organizations.
is dietary fat and what is its function in our body?
All fats are a source of energy.
Dietary fat provides 9 calories per gram, regardless of whether it’s fat from
beef, chicken, fish, eggs, vegetable, oil, dairy products, salad dressings or
prepared foods. Dietary fat in limited, moderate portions is necessary for our
systems to functions.
are the common sources of fat?
Meat, poultry, fish, dairy
products, solid fat, and vegetable oils all provide fat. The sources of fat has
since shifted though. In the past 20 years, animal fat in the food supply had
decreased by 22 percent, while vegetable fat (from proceed foods and salad
dressings) has increased 65 percent.
the fats created equal?
Dietary fats are generally
classified into saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. All fats have a
certain chemistry in common, however their effect in the body differs.
There are more answers to your
beefy questions on the 2nd part of this article.