Beef Nutrition

Beef is an excellent source of protein and supplies 10 essential nutrients including B-vitamins, zinc, and iron that support an active and healthy lifestyle. The nutrients in beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive throughout all stages of life. Learn more about beef’s nutrients below. Many Americans could benefit from adding high-quality protein to their diet. A moderate to higher protein diet plays a positive role in weight management, healthy aging and disease prevention. Contrary to conventional wisdom, research shows that including lean beef, even daily as part of a heart healthy diet and lifestyle, can improve cholesterol profiles. A recent study called BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) demonstrated that when adding lean beef to the most recommended heart-healthy diet it reduced levels of total and LDL "bad" cholesterol.

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Health Professional Fact Sheets

Protein Benefits

Beef gives your body more of the high-quality protein you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and preserve and build muscle.

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The Power of 10

Do more than just get through the day – be your best every day. See how beef’s 10 essential nutrients work to keep your body going.

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Lean Beef 101

Nearly half of the protein you need and 10 essential nutrients for about 150 calories per 3 oz. serving? Believe it. That’s the power of lean beef.

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Beef & Heart Health

FACT: Research shows that eating lean beef can help lower cholesterol levels as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. That’s pretty neat!

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Educational Resource Library for Health Professionals

Check out a variety of educational resources focused on a broad range of beef-related topics. Some of these complimentary educational opportunities are eligible for continuing professional education units (CPEUs) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)..

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