THE POWER OF BEEF'S PROTEIN
If there was a protein contest, beef would surely be crowned the king! Among the powerful package of 10 essential nutrients beef is known for, protein may be one of the most notable. In fact, one 3 oz cooked serving of beef provides 50% of your Daily Value (25 grams) of this important nutrient—making it an excellent source!
A wealth of research1 has linked protein to favorable lifestyle markers such as healthy body weight and/or weight loss, maintaining and building muscle, and overall diet satisfaction. When you’re looking for ways to improve your health, manage your weight or satisfy your appetite, consider all that protein can do for you:
- Feeling hungry? People who eat a higher-protein diet (about 30% of daily calories from protein) feel more satisfied, which may help prevent overeating.2
- Protein helps support strong, lean bodies. Eating at least 4 ounces of high-quality protein from foods like beef at each meal provides your body with energy to lead an active lifestyle.3
- Protein may help cut the fat. Research has shown exercise is more effective for weight management when paired with a higher-protein diet, and beef provides the amino acids necessary for building and replenishing muscles.4
Let's explore the benefits of protein:
PROTEIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY
So let’s ditch those fad diets and consider how we fill our plates at each meal. It’s not only important to just get protein in at dinner or lunch, but to spread it throughout your day. This can really maximize the benefits above. Aim for 25-30 grams of protein at each meal and you’ll start to feel the difference.
Here’s what 25-30 grams throughout the day looks like (and a simple comparison of beef to plant proteins):
Article provided by Beef. It's Whats For Dinner.