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Nutritional Benefits of Beef

As part of a healthy balanced diet, lean red meat provides the body with essential nutrients.


Take a look at 5 benefits below!


High in Protein

Beef is an excellent source of protein – an average steak contains 50% of the protein an adult needs in a day! 

All age groups need protein to grow, develop and maintain healthy muscles.


Keep it Lean

Easy to trim off fat to make it a lean choice.

Lean beef has 5% fat and less than half of this is saturated.


Naturally Low in Salt

Whether you are watching your weight, blood pressure, heart health or just want to eat healthily, remember fresh beef is naturally low in salt.


Contain Vitamins and Minerals

Beef contains vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12 which help to maintain a healthy body.

It also contains selenium and zinc which are essential for a healthy immune system.


Source of iron

Many Irish women and children are not eating enough iron.

An average portion of lean red beef contains half the dietary iron you need in a day.


What is the correct portion size for beef?

One serving is 50-75g cooked lean meat – approximately half the size of the palm of your hand.

To maximise the health benefits of meat, include wholegrains and a plentiful variety of fruits and vegetables at the same meal.