Today's health-conscious consumer doesn't have to avoid tender juicy steaks. Not only is the Registered Longhorn Beef leaner than that of the breeds, it is also lower in saturated fats. The flavorful Registered Longhorn Beef has less cholesterol and calories than chicken. Definitely good news for a healthy lifestyle!
Beef is the number one source of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, and the third best source of iron in the food supply. You'd have to eat 12 cans of tuna to get the equivalent amount of zinc in one 3 oz. serving of beef. It takes seven chicken breasts to equal the vitamin B12 in one 3 oz serving of beef. Beef, a good source of selenium, provides 20-30% of the recommended daily allowance for men and women. Recent research found that selenium may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer (such as prostate) as well as enhancing the body's ability to fight infections.
Including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet can positively impact blood cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that eating lean beef can help increase "good" cholesterol and reduce "bad" cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.
Lean beef is good for you and the key word is "Lean"...A heart patient can eat steak ever
meal if it is in the right proportions. Registered Longhorn meat on the average, contains 10% less saturated fat than that of the other cattle. That puts lean Registered Longhorn Beef on par with skinned
boneless white meat of chicken and this fact may come as a surprise to many dieticians- Dr Joseph Graham, Cardiovascular Surgeon and St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, MS and a Longhorn Breeder himself.
Red meat is on treasure
trove of nutrients, including protein, iron, vitamin B12 and more. One of the healthiest red meats is Registered Longhorn Beef, which is extremely low in fat.
Source: Texas Longhorns Breeder Association of America