“When it comes to your health and well-being, it’s not enough to ask questions anymore.
Now, it’s about questioning the answers.” Deana Bossio
“Where’s the beef?!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnUs2AqWvs was a great marketing campaign many moons ago for a popular fast food chain. It obviously was effective because I still remember it today and I love a tender, juicy ribeye, bone-in! Just this past week an article came out claiming that beef is more unhealthy than healthy to consume. On the surface that may appear correct. However, I never look at things on the surface, I question the answers. What’s the story on beef? The nutritional facts are as followed:
- It’s a complete protein containing all 8 essential amino acids for the growth, repair and maintenance of our bodies.
- Rich in Vitamin B-12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, B-6 and phosphorous.
- Contains healthy fat.
Americans tend to overcook their steaks.
Here are some helpful and healthy tips about cooking and eating beef:
- It’s best to buy steaks with the bone-in. Fresh, raw bones weigh less than 2 ounces so you’re not paying a high price for the weight of the bones.
- The bone tells the freshness of the steak and gives the meat more and better flavor. Yum!
- Cook your steaks rare (brown on the outside, mostly pink on the inside) and your burger well done (brown inside and out).
- Pan sear both sides in a cast iron skillet or broil in the oven (I prefer broiled).
- The best time to eat beef is for breakfast or lunch
- It’s probably best to limit the number of ounces to less than 6oz at any one meal.
- Cut the pieces small and chew eat piece thoroughly.
- Eat a sweet, cooked vegetable with your beef; onions, carrots or sweet potatoes.
- Drink plenty of water the rest of the day
- People who practice the concept of proper food combining refrain from eating a starch or carbohydrate with steak.
- Beef is “neutral” for people with type B blood so they can eat it. For type O it’s a preferred source of protein. Blood type A’s tend to avoid meat altogether including beef.
Lastly, it’s always best to question the headlines and do the research. Check only reliable consistent sources. So now, when it comes to your next meal, you can ask “Where’s the beef?!” and enjoy it!