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Beef Lean Meat

Beef is available commercially as cuts, based on the fat content, texture and the degree of tenderness. Beef is a powerhouse of a variety of minerals and vitamins, making it a versatile food. Lean beef cuts are those from the back leg bone or the round bone. Beef lean organic meat is fit for consumption, without the fear of any residue of pesticides, fertilizers or antibiotics. They are a good source of protein and Vitamins B complex, especially vitamin b12.
Zinc, phosphorus, iron and selenium are the minerals seen in beef.
Red meat is associated with the incidence of degenerative diseases and atherosclerosis. A serving of four ounces of beef lean meat is capable of providing around 64.1% of the daily value of protein. Lean beef, as a part of stir-fry or stews is healthier, in comparison to cheeseburger or french-fries. Homocysteine conversion to non-malignant molecules, requires the presence of cyanocobalamine, vitamin b12 and pyridoxine, vitamin b6. High homocysteine levels exhibit a positive correlation with the incidence of stroke, osteoporosis and a heart attack.
Research reveals the association between osteoporosis and homocysteine. Deficiency in vitamin b12, result in osteoporosis. Around, 48.7% of the daily value of cobalamine is provided by four-ounces of lean beef. The risk of colon cancer risk is inversely proportional to the dietary vitamin b12 and is directly proportional to the fat content. Selenium is a mineral, essential for the functioning of an enzyme, glutathione peroxidase. It is an enzyme, required for decreasing the degree of inflammatory conditions, namely arthritis and cancer. The active site of the enzyme is the place of incorporation of selenium.

Glutathione peroxidase is required for the detoxification process. Selenium reduces injury to the cell and the DNA. Around fifty per cent of the daily value of selenium is provided by four serving of lean meats.Zinc is essential for the prevention of injury to the walls of the vessels, which in turn, results in atherosclerosis. Immunity is also boosted by dietary zinc. Recurrence of infection is also prevented.
Lean beef is a good source of zinc, which is helpful for preventing the damage to blood vessel walls that can contribute to atherosclerosis and is also needed for the proper function of the immune system, making it a good nutrient for helping to prevent infections or recurrent ear infections. Beef is stored in the refrigerator or freezer at the home level. Beef with least amount of fat, especially white color should be purchased. Alminium foil is used for covering it up for storage.
Submitted on January 16, 2014