Getting what we need … the natural way

Things change. Even the nutritional needs of our bodies vary and change throughout our lives, and it’s essential from infancy to the later stages of our lives, that we look after our bodies for health and happiness.

Is there one food we should be eating that can give us all our dietary needs? In short, the answer is ‘no’; no single food contains all the nutrients we need for good health. The simplest way to a healthy lifestyle is to eat a variety of different foods.

However, there is one food that can help us keep on top of our intakes of iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, B Vitamins, Vitamin D at all stages of life: red meat.

Packed with these essential vitamins and minerals, a balanced diet with lean red meat at its core can help us throughout our lives to keep fit and well.

Eating up to 500g of cooked red meat per week can be central to a healthy and balanced diet.

Red meat is naturally rich in protein and the vitamins and minerals it contains offer many health benefits. For example, it can support our bodies’ blood pressure control; eye and skin health; bone health; muscle and nervous function; reproductive health; hair and nails; oxygen transport to prevent us feeling tired; along with immune function and cognitive function. It can also help us with concentration and can offer us sustained energy to get on with our daily lives.

Red meat contains the types of iron and zinc that are better absorbed by our bodies than those found in any other dietary sources. Haem iron from red meat is 2-6 times better absorbed than non-haem iron sources.

Eating tasty Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef as part of a healthy balanced diet is an excellent way of making sure you are getting what you need for good health – as nature intended.

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