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The Benefits of Beef In Your Diet

The Benefits of Beef In Your Diet

Beef is an important source of protein, iron, and other vitamins and minerals that support a wide variety of different health functions within the body. While beef should be eaten in moderation, luxury cuts, such as Chateaubriand beef, Wagyu, and other varieties play an important role in a healthy meal. Let's take a look at some of the different health benefits of beef and some of the cuts from Den's Hot Dogs that you should try. 

Blood health and energy levels 

Beef is an important source of iron. Iron plays a key role in transporting oxygen throughout the body. Iron helps your body produce a substance known as hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that helps your body carry oxygen throughout the body, mainly to your muscles. 

In addition to helping move oxygen throughout the body, beef has levels of B3, B6, and B12. In fact, beef provides about a third of the recommended daily intake of these vitamins. These vitamins play an important role in controlling metabolism. In fact, the B vitamins help the body break down sugars and transport these as nutrients throughout the body.

The importance of avoiding processed meat

Many people include processed meats in their daily food intake. Processed meats include those like bacon, packaged ham, and cold cuts. Processed meats are fine when consumed occasionally, but can be harmful over time. 

The beef cuts that you enjoy from Den's Hot Dogs are cooked fresh and then vacuum sealed so that you get the freshest cut possible. With Den's Hot Dogs, you get access to restaurant-quality beef cuts, right at home. 

Supporting a healthy immune system 

A healthy immune system has its origins in nutrients that are found in beef. Not only does beef contain iron, but it also contains several different important nutrients, like zinc. Here are some areas where zinc helps the body:

  • Zinc helps restore and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. 
  • DNA replenishment in cells and cell growth is regulated by zinc. 
  • Zinc also helps regulate the body's response to illness, supporting a healthy immune system.

Muscle support 

A single serving of beef every day has all the protein you need to build muscle and support your existing muscle mass. After the age of 55, the body stops building muscle at the same rate, so eating a serving of red meat for dinner can help. Here is how protein helps build muscle in the body:

  • Enzymes in the stomach break down proteins into amino acids and peptides.
  • Your existing muscle tissue sends signals to your body that it needs more amino acids to help replenish existing muscle tissue.
  • The protein in the meals that you eat builds the muscle filaments that help with contractions. 

Essential fatty acids are everything

Red meat is also an important source of essential fatty acids. These are enzymes that the body cannot produce on its own. If you are getting the right amount of beef in your daily diet, you are getting all the essential fatty acids you need. Essential fatty acids help with your heart, circulatory system, skin health, and even play a role in reducing obesity. 

How much beef do you need every day? 

It is recommended that you consume three to four ounces of meat every day as part of your diet. Red meat is particularly beneficial because it is packed with many of the vitamins and minerals that you might not get in your breakfast or lunch, especially if you work. 

For those who are active, they might need to eat more beef. The typical athlete might eat beef at dinner each night of the week. At the end of the day, beef for those who are active helps them recover muscle mass from an intense workout session. 

What are some beef products from Den's Hot Dogs to try? 

First and foremost, you will enjoy eating beef from Den's Hot Dogs. We have a variety of different beef cuts for you to enjoy at home. These products are prepared by a restaurant chef and are found in many of the finest five-star restaurants throughout Manhattan.

Chateaubriand Beef 

This is a premium cut that uses filet mignon. It is made with thyme, wine, garlic, shallots, and butter. Our cut uses a modern sous vide method, giving you a tender, well-marbled cut. This cut can be served with steamed vegetables, asparagus, or fried potatoes for an amazing meal. 

Wagyu Beef Smoked Ribs 

These ribs are slow-roasted over hickory and raw brown sugar. This creates a truly tender rack of ribs with meat that falls off the bones. Readily prepared in just five minutes, these ribs can be served with baked beans, corn, vegetables, and other side dishes.

Wagyu Beef Meatballs

Wagyu beef meatballs are also a good source of protein and should be included in a meal from time to time. These meatballs are exceptionally tender and have a teriyaki essence. These meatballs can be enjoyed with pasta, garlic bread, rice, and vegetables to enjoy the ultimate fine dining experience at home.