Over the years, our diets have allowed us to consumed excessive amounts of refined grains, sugar, fat, animal products (including red meat) and that has been associated with chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. However, it should not be assumed all of our consumption habits are equally to blame. Therefore, we should look at the effects of individual foods, such as red meat (including lean beef), on the health outcomes. Here we will address the healthful aspects of lean beef.
Lean Beef is naturally rich in six essential nutrients (protein, zinc, niacin, selenium, vitamins B12 and B6) and a good source of iron, choline, phosphorus, riboflavin all of which fit well in an active, healthy lifestyle. You should look to consume leaner cuts of beef as part of an overall healthy diet rather than to reduce the amount of total beef consumption. The bottom line here is that grass-fed lean beef is a great step in leading a healthy lifestyle but you have to limit your consumption of refined foods to such as sugars, and grains.