Recent dietary trends pay more attention to the health benefits of eating beef as part of a balanced diet. Nutritionists often distinguish between regular/fatty beef and lean beef. Lean beef has a lower fat content which is primarily achieved by trimming off the fat. Its fat content ranges between 5% and 10%, and it has a protein content of approximately 26%.
Beyond different flavor profiles, the choice of beef depends on dietary restrictions and nutritional needs. Followers of the keto diet prefer fatty beef, because fat is a crucial component of Keto. Others may prefer lean beef because of underlying health conditions which make fat a secondary component of their diet. In any case, beef has many health benefits, including, but not limited to, the following:
The Harvard Medical School even suggests that lean beef can lower LDL cholesterol when part of a balanced diet. It is worth mentioning these health benefits are positively correlated with the quality of the meat. Make sure your beef comes from a feed yard which truly cares about the animals and which provides a healthy and nutritious environment.