Oh yeah. I'm thrilled to see y'all today. Got over seven hours of sleep. Have LOADS of energy (and it's a good thing, because I've still got 5 more hours of teaching to do).
I need you to pay the fuck attention.
I have approximately 30 minutes to BRING IT to your eyeballs, and time is-a-tickin', so let's HIT IT like we mean it.
Here is HOW RED MEAT can actually be BENEFICIAL to our health...<gasp!> <pause>...and why some people (including myself) NEED it. My body wants THE BEEF, folks. There is no replacement quite as satisfying as a juicy, red, steak, in my opinion...
Rich in Vitamin D, B-Vitamins, and Minerals: Red meat has a shit ton of Vitamin B-12, which is extremely important to the functioning of almost EVERY "system" in your body. When people are deficient in B-12, it can result in issues such as neurological disorders, depression, cancer, infertility, and aging (among many things)! Bet you didn't know that! It's also worth mentioning that it's high in Vitamin D, which helps keep us healthy and happy (literally) among many things. RED MEAT is the BEST way to get Vitamin D, because it has a metabolite called 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, which is absorbed by the body much quicker and easier than any other form. On the mineral-front, red meat is LOTS of ZINC, magnesium, copper, cobalt, phosphorus, chromium, nickel, and selenium. #WORD.
Loaded with Iron: Again, depending on the source, our bodies absorb the same vitamins in DIFFERENT ways. For example, sure we can technically get iron from plant-based foods, HOWEVER, the iron found in RED MEAT is primarily "heme iron," which again, means that our bodies absorb it faster and more efficiently. What's even MORE gangster about red meat, is that eating it helps us absorb the iron we consume in non-heme (plant-based) sources.
Excellent source of Protein. On average, steak has about 9 grams of protein PER OUNCE, which is A LOT = MUY BUENO! MUY MUY BUENO!
Good source of Monounsaturated and saturated fats that our bodies NEED. It's a very common misunderstanding that all saturated fat is bad for our body. Moderated consumption of saturated fat (from REAL FOOD, not processed shit) has been shown to LOWER cholesterol. Let's get one thing clear:
source: chriskresser.com / livestrong.com
OUR BODIES NEED BOTH unsaturated AND SATURATED fats to function at it's finest.
So, if you eat grass-fed, meat, and don't overdo it (eat it every day), it can and IS beneficial to your health! But, above all else, LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.
Need I say more?...
That's all for today, Ninjas.
I love you