Beef is the meat of cattle (Bos taurus).
It is categorized as red meat, a term used for the meat of mammals, which contains higher amounts of iron than chicken or fish.
#1 Nutrition Facts
Protein is the main nutritional component of meat. Beef protein is highly nutritious and may promote muscle maintenance and growth.
#2 Lean beef satisfies a heart healthy diet
Multiple research papers published from Penn State University Clinical Nutrition Research Center on the BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) study have shown that a heart-healthy diet, including lean beef daily, leads to simultaneous reductions in a variety of risk factors for heart disease including total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (often called ‘bad cholesterol’), and blood pressure.