Welsh Beef fuelling top Welsh athletes’ success

Apr 19, 2024

We all know that the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle is to eat a balanced, nutritional diet and to get plenty of exercise. Welsh Beef is nutritionally dense and as it’s packed with 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 diet.

We recently caught up with two of Wales’ top athletes to discuss the importance of lean red meat in their diets, and how incorporating Welsh Beef into their diets has helped fuel their huge successes.


Welsh paralympics athlete Aled Davies OBEAled Davies OBE

In 2005 Aled was invited by Disability Sport Wales to try out athletics with a group of elite Paralympians and picked up a shot put and discus for the first time. He has since gone on to become a triple world champion and three-times Paralympic gold medallist. In the 2022 Commonwealth Games he won gold in the F42 discus and he’s also won gold in the F42 discus at London 2012, the F42 shot put at Rio 2016 and the F63 shot put at Tokyo 2020!


“As an elite athlete, nutrition is really important in terms of what I eat, especially leading up to a major competition and I absolutely love a good spaghetti bolognese! It’s packed with protein and iron from the lean Welsh Beef mince…delicious!”



Hannah Brier, Welsh AthleteHannah Brier

In 2022 Hannah competed in her second Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham where she participated in both the women’s 100m and 200m. She also broke the Welsh 100m record in the summer of 2022, setting a new time of 11.33. Hannah was just 16 when she competed in her first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 where she raced in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay and currently holds 16 Welsh records!


“Spaghetti bolognese has always been one of my favourite recipes. It’s a really easy way to pack in lots of protein, carbohydrates and good veggies. It’s also a very useful recipe to make lots of portions which is great for the rest of the week, when I’m too tired to cook after training! Nutrition is a big part of my success as an athlete and making recipes such as this Welsh Beef Bolognese is easy, healthy and tasty.”


Fancy making their super easy spag bol and eating like an elite athlete? Click here for the full recipe.


Welsh Beef can play a vitally important role in a health balanced diet – to learn more visit our dedicated health and nutrition section on the website

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