Health Facts About Beef
Beef is healthy. Beef has only 1 more gram of fat than a skinless chicken breast and 3 times more iron and 8 times more B12 and 8 times more zinc. Now that poor chicken breast just doesn’t compare!
Each serving is like taking a multivitamin. But it tastes much better!
Not only does it taste good, beef is also a great way to fuel your body. In the American diet, beef is the number one contributor of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, number two of vitamin B6, and number three of iron and niacin.
By supplying a nutrient bundle in every bite, eating beef is a great way to make your calories count. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef contributes less than 10% of the calories in a 2,000-calorie diet. At the same time, it supplies more than 10% of the Daily Value* for these nutrients.
*Daily Value percentage based on a 3 oz. serving of lean beef as part of a 2000 calorie reference diet.
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 2002. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15. Nutrient Data Laboratory homepage.