Protein – the way Mother Nature intended it
Beef is a powerhouse of protein.
A 75g serving of trimmed beef contains only 170 calories, but a full 26g of protein. (One large egg, in contrast, has about 6g of protein!)
Beef is also a rich source of complete protein. Unlike plant proteins, animal proteins like beef deliver the full nine essential amino acids in the amounts your body needs to build and repair itself.
Protein is critical throughout the life cycle:
• for growth in childhood
• for energy and vitality in adulthood
• for healthy aging later in life
Consider this: You would need to eat 102 almonds (714 calories) to get the amount of protein in 75g of cooked trimmed beef!
Check out how beef compares to other plant-based proteins:
The Power of Protein
We are increasingly learning about the benefits of protein in the diet. Protein is required for thousands of functions in the body. If we’re not consuming enough protein, the body has to use up muscle to free up protein for metabolic purposes.
Athletes have long known they have increased protein needs to support the constant rebuilding of muscle. Now we have good evidence that increased protein intakes may benefit all of us.
Recent science shows positive effects of increasing protein intake throughout the life. In particular, replacing some carbohydrate (like starches and sugars) with protein foods may have health benefits such as:
- making us feel fuller longer
- controlling blood sugars
- maintaining muscle mass as we age
It might surprise you to learn that most North Americans have protein intakes on the lower end of the recommendations.