Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Health Benefits of Steak

Did you know that a serving of beef provides your body with protein, phosphorus, Vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, vitamin b6 and riboflavin.  In fact, beef is the number one food source for  protein, Vitamin B12 and zinc.  A 3 ounce serving of Tri-tip from Harter House contains over 10% of the daily value of 9 essential nutrients for your body (however, we hope you're eating more than 3 ounces).  You would have to eat 7 chicken breasts to get the same amount of B vitamins in that 3 ounce serving of Tri-tip and 3 cups of spinach to get as much iron!

Finally, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, is naturally occuring fatty acid found in beef, that has shown in studies to help in weight loss and muscle gain.  Several studies also signs that this fatty acid helps in cancer prevention and reducing tumor growth.

Get to Harter House today to pick up your favorite cut of beef to start benefiting from the heath benefits of steak.  Here are some tips to help make your next steak even healthier.
  • Choose the leanest cuts by looking for LOIN or ROUND in the name.
  • Buy ground beef that’s 90% lean or higher.
  • Trim away any visible outside fat before cooking.
  • Use low-fat cooking methods such as broiling, roasting, or grilling.
  • Eat reasonable portion sizes.
  • One 3-oz. serving of beef is the size of a deck of cards or a computer mouse.
For more information visit:  http://www.beef.org/udocs/Beef%20Bytes%20Health.pdf

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