Enjoy the health-giving benefits of PGI Welsh Lamb

Oct 1, 2020

Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to look after ourselves and to make sure we’re doing the best we can to stay healthy and happy. Generally, we need regular exercise, sufficient sleep, keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water and to follow a healthy and balanced diet which will help our body’s natural defences and support our immune system.

Try and eat a varied diet rich in colour, include plenty of fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, beans and pulses as well as some lean red meat, fish and eggs.

Red meat is packed with essential vitamins and minerals – Vitamins A, B and D, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium and potassium. It also contains the types of iron and zinc that are better absorbed by our bodies than those found in any other dietary sources. Lamb is a rich source of zinc and vitamin B12 and a source of vitamin B6 all of which helps the immune system work normally.

So it won’t come as a surprise that eating lean Welsh Lamb as part of a healthy and balanced diet can help boost your health and wellbeing.

It’s Healthy Eating Week (28 September – 4 October), so to help you make the most of nutritious Welsh Lamb, here are 5 tips on how to use it as part of a healthy and balanced diet.

  1. Buy it lean – Fully trimmed lean lamb contains only 8% fat
  2. Prep it lean – Trim off as much fat as possible before cooking
  3. Cook it lean – Avoid adding extra oil to the meat and grill instead of fry. Stir frying is good, as none or very little oil is added to the meat. Remove any melted fat during cooking
  4. Serve it lean – Before serving casseroles and stews, skim any fat off the surface
  5. Enjoy it in moderation – The Department of Health recommends eating up to 70g of cooked red and processed meat daily, which is just shy of 500g over the course of a week.

Looking to put our healthy tips into practice? Visit our recipe pages for ideas here

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