In today’s issue of FUN, HOT, NO B.S. Fitness Magazine!…
I know this weeks lesson probably seems like a a weird topic to cover coming from me. 🙂
I personally don’t often eat red meat. I’m not a vegetarian, I’m just very conscious about where food comes from. I ask plenty of questions including if the meat has come from free range, organic farms, the welfare of the animals. If I’m not happy with their answer, I don’t buy it / eat it. Simple as that.
I’m also very aware of how to include other protein sources into my eating plan so I don’t have to rely on red meat for my protein intake.
But that’s my preference…
We’ve had lots of inquries about red meat and what are the best choices, especially when trying to keep off the kilos / pounds. You know when I give my word that I’ll get onto this for you, I absolutely will… I love helping you.
With Dave being VFT’s on-board featured kick ass nutritionist I’ve asked him to share with you his 5 top picks for red meat and their benefits, so you know EXACTLY why he’s chosen them.
Keep the questions coming! If you don’t ask, you won’t know. And I’m here to help you get those answers.
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As you move about your diet plan, you may have gotten uncertain about how much red meat you should be eating. You know that red meat is an excellent source of iron, but the saturated fat content? – that you may feel you should leave behind.
If the truth is told though, red meat can be a fantastic source of protein, which is a nutrient that you absolutely must be getting enough of as you go about your diet plan. Not only will it provide you with this protein, but it’s also going to provide you with a number of other nutrients as well.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of the top sources of red meat that you should add into your diet. All of these are very lean and will do nothing but foster good muscle development. Plus, they’ll help add more variety to your diet, which is especially important if you hope to stick with it long term.
For top quality lean red meat, buffalo, also sometimes referred to as bison, can’t be beat. It will be a little pricier than some of the other protein options on the market, but the benefits it provides you with are well worth the cost.
Buffalo meat is high in iron, vitamin B12, zinc, as well as selenium, and is relatively low in sodium as well.
Not sure what exactly to do with your buffalo meat?
Another source of protein to consider is elk. Elk is another incredibly lean source of protein and is one of the more popular varieties, so you shouldn’t have too hard of a time finding some to prepare.
With over 26 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving, this is a great way to help you reach your needs and support the muscle growth process.
What’s more is that this form of protein is also lower in sodium content, so will not cause any extra water retention, taking away from how lean you look. Elk can be prepared many of the same ways you’d prepare beef so don’t be afraid to experiment with it.
There’s nothing like a juicy venison burger to support your muscle building goals with and satisfy your taste buds.
This is a far better option than ground beef as it’s lower in fat and also high in Niacin and vitamin B12.
Venison offers a unique taste that many actually prefer over beef, so make sure you don’t overlook giving it a try.
One protein source that most people would never even consider but one that is actually extremely healthy for you is ostrich. Ostrich is very low in fat at only 3 grams per serving and will provide you with 132 calories. This makes it great for not only lean muscle mass building diets, but fat loss diets as well.
It is also a good source of iron, which is essential if you hope to maintain good energy levels as you go about your diet plan.
Finally, the last protein source that you should consider adding into your diet for more variety is kangaroo. Again, this is another one that most people wouldn’t even consider eating but one that can be quite tasty if you prepare it properly.
Eating this protein source won’t necessarily make you a basketball champ who can slam-dunk without any effort, but it will help with the process of building lean muscle mass.
This particular protein source also offers some CLA, which can help to promote a leaner body as well.
So there you have five great sources of red meat that you need to be sure you aren’t overlooking. Get these into your diet and you’ll feel satisfied and be giving your body good nutrition at the same time.
Dave Ruel is a competitive bodybuilder, a professional Fitness Coach and Nutritionist. And shares his valuable advice with folk who are serious about building muscle, burning body fat, and who want to enjoy bodybuilding and fitness nutrition completely.
Dave is also the author of the best seller: Anabolic Cooking, the Cookbook and Complete Nutrition Guide For Bodybuilding and Fitness. This book is jam packed with more than 200 recipes that are all easy to do, full of flavours, and will promote muscle building and fat loss. And contains all his top nutrition and meal planning strategies, which makes it a must-have for anybody serious about their goals.