I've heard it again just this morning: one woman was telling another woman that she was quitting red meat for good, because she has a family history of cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. Part of me wanted to put on my NTP hat, march over there and educate these women about red meat... I wanted to tell them that scientists couldn't find a link between red meat and cardiovascular disease, or red meat and high cholesterol, or red meat and colorectal cancer. Even mainstream media is catching up with this information, that especially grassfed, organic red meat actually has benefits!
Yes, my dear steak, you have been rehabilitated! As a matter of fact, you are full of good things, like...
IRON: for women, in particular, red meat is a great source of iron!
Vitamin D: in particular it is 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. This is much easier assimilated than the same amount of Vitamin D added to milk. In a climate with low sun exposure meat is such great supplemental source of Vitamin D!
Zinc: Zinc is a component of enzymes needed for wound healing, and of course it boosts the immune system.
Other minerals: copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium, just to name a few!
Oh, I almost forgot, did you know, that red meat has much more Vitamin B12 and iron than white meat? So, I guess I really should be eating even more of you, since I'm kind of low in both.
Dear Steak, you really rock my world. Marinated and grilled to perfection, and enjoyed with a glass of red wine, you are absolutely divine. I'm so glad I have a nice big pack of you in the fridge to enjoy for dinner tomorrow. Don't worry, others will slowly come around as well.