3 Good Reasons You Should Be Eating Beef

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
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People often talk about eating meat as if it’s a bad thing. But, BBQ fans ignore this and continue enjoying their favorite meals. There are actually benefits to eating beef in particular that most people don’t hear about. So, get your fork and knife and dig into these facts about why eating beef can be good for you!

1. You’ll get a boost of protein

 

An average cut of beef has 7 to 8 grams of protein per ounce. You’ll be hard-pressed to find that much of this vital nutrient in much else! The same amount of vegetables contain only 1 to 5 grams of protein. Beef is great for those looking to build muscle because it contains amino acids. It gives you long-lasting energy and helps you feel full too!

 

2. Beef has a lot of vitamins and minerals

 

Speaking of vital nutrients, beef has a number of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. Here are just a few of them.

Vitamin B: This food actually has both B12 and B6 vitamins, which are necessary for your health. B6 helps support your immunity, nervous system, metabolism, and blood sugar regulation. B12 is important for red blood cells to function, as well as for the health of your central nervous system.

Iron: This is probably the most well-known mineral found in beef. Also known as heme iron, this nutrient is more usable within the body than iron found in plants. Iron helps prevent anemia and supports healthy blood and oxygen flow.

Vitamin E: Like B6, vitamin E helps support your immune system. It can do this because it’s an antioxidant that protects cells from infection.

Phosphorus: It may sound odd, but beef contains phosphorus, which helps keep your teeth and bones healthy.

 

3. Beef contains healthy fats

 

This can be a source of contention among health nuts and foodies alike. Can fats actually be healthy for you? Beef contains monounsaturated fat that helps to lower cholesterol levels, but it also has saturated fat, which can be harmful in high amounts. This meat also has Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart. If you’re on the fence about the fats found in beef, you can ask your doctor for more information.

 

Are some types of beef healthier than others?

 

It is generally known that cows that are taken care of produce healthier beef. Those that have a high-quality diet and healthy living conditions will make for better, more nutritional meat. When paired with other healthy foods and lifestyle choices, beef can be good for you too.

 

Looking for the best in Amarillo BBQ?

 

You’ll find it at Dyer’s BBQ! Founder Roy Dyer opened the first family-style Dyer’s restaurant in Pampa, Texas in 1967. They offered “all you can eat” for just $1.75 a person. The Amarillo restaurant opened in 1984 and both continue with the same dedication the Dyer family clan has for good food and a family atmosphere.

Check out our Menu to see the tasty options we have available! From iconic BBQ to tasty sides to mouthwatering desserts, we have something for every member of your family.

Call (806) 358-7104  in Amarillo, and (806) 665-4401 in Pampa to learn more! You can also stop by the restaurants located at 1619 S. Kentucky E #526 I-40 and Georgia in Amarillo and 11816 U.S. Highway 60 in Pampa for a taste of our home cooking.