So why Beef?
Beef is more nutrient dense then chicken or pork.
It has the near perfect fat to protein ratio.
The Ribeye has nearly all the essential minerals and vitamins a body needs. It contains omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids and choline.
It contains creatine and carnosine not available in plant-based foods. Creatine helps regulate the brain and muscle. Most of us can't live on Ribeyes but we can eat beef.
Beef is only deficient in 3 minerals: Biotin, Chromium and Molybdenum. Biotin is found in egg yolks, liver, salmon and dairy. Chromium in egg yolks, fish and liver. And Molybdenum is found in egg yolks and liver, so don't give up on eggs.
Vitamins missing in a plant-based diet are Vitamin B12, Carnosine, Creatine, Vit D3, DHA (essential fatty acid), Heme Iron and Taurine. Here it is once again why Beef.
But lean meat is not all it is cracked up to be. Our brain is about 60% fat. So it is very important. We need fats for energy, brain function and organs. God has created our bodies to use fat.
How do we use fats in our bodies? Good question. The mitochondria are what changes what we eat into energy. The best source of that is fat. All cells are made of fatty acids, so the health of our bodies is directly correlated with what our fat source is. Most of the American diet for energy is glucose (sugar, not just cane sugar, carbohydrates turn into sugar and boy are there a lot of sources for carbohydrates) which the mitochondria cannot as efficiently convert to energy. Our bodies cannot function properly on a diet of processed, nutrient poor foods. So, think beef.
Not just any fat is good for you, but saturated fats found in beef, whole milk, animal fats and coconut oil. All to say fat is important ("The Big Fat Suprise" by Nina Teicholz and "Good Fat is Good for Women", by Elizabeth Bright) there is a lot out there on fat and how it helps regulate our bodies. Beef is the winner.
Beef is the best source for an elimination diet for those struggling with autoimmune issues as it cannot pass through the gut wall and will cause the body to be able to heal.
So if you are struggling with how important meat is, it is extremely important. Make eating well a priority. Shop for the best sources, ones that feed their animals well, raise them humanely and are sourced here in America. We need to support one another and become a society of sustainability.
So forward planning think Beef.
We hope you chose mercy Meadows Ranch to help your family onto a healthier lifestyle for years to come.
Michelle for Mercy Meadows Ranch