The Benefits of Lean Meat in a Healthy Diet

The Benefits of Lean Meat in a Healthy Diet

The Power of Lean Meats...

Looking for a magical food that is low in saturated fats, high in protein but still contains necessary vitamins and minerals? Well it exists but it's not magic, it's lean meat! Lean meats are a great protein choice this summer if you are looking for a healthier option. At Aberdeenshire Larder we have a wide range of lean meats allowing you to picnic, lunch and BBQ away, knowing you're making a healthy choice.

 

High in Protein. 
Lean meats are maybe best known for their high volume of protein. But did you know packing in protein isn’t just important for athletes and gym buffs, it’s also used in the everyday functioning of a healthy body. In the same way that protein helps muscles recover and grow after exercise, it is also used to repair injured muscles. So if you’re feeling any muscle strain, make sure you’re giving your body the lean protein that it needs for a speedy recovery. 
High in Minerals Zinc and Iron. 
Lean meat, fish and poultry are some of the best sources of highly bio-available minerals. Making sure that the minerals in your food are bio-available is important as this assures that your body can properly break down and absorb these minerals to reap the benefits. Other plant based sources of zinc and iron are much harder for the body to absorb than they are in lean proteins. 
Low in Saturated Fat.
Adding a few portions of lean meat into your diet will help to increase your overall health by reducing your saturated fat intake. Eating lean protein is a good way to reduce blood pressure and increase good cholesterol. Good cholesterol absorbs the bad cholesterol in your body and carries it back to the liver where it can be flushed from the body. Adding lean protein to your diet will not only reduce your saturated fat intake it will also help flush out the and reduce the buildup of cholesterol you already have. These benefits of lean meat in your diet can help lower the risk of heart disease. 
High in Vitamin B12. 
Vitamin B12 is highly valuable as it assists in the function and formation of red blood cells. Red blood cells play an important role, carrying oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Our bodies don’t make Vitamin B12 by themselves so we need to obtain it from animal-based foods. Animal based foods like lean protein and dairy are the only natural source of vitamin B12. On top of this lean meats are valued for their highly bio-available vitamin B12, making it easy for our bodies to obtain the benefits. 
Our Lean Summer Steak Selection.
Whether you’re aiming to eat more lean meats to lose weight, increase your protein intake or just add to a healthy diet we’ve got the lean meats for you. Our favourite lean summer steak selection has a wide range of lean proteins, perfect for helping you make healthy choices without missing out on summer food fun!
  • Turkey Breast Steak
  • Looking for something light and lean? Turkey is a great lean protein as it's the leanest poultry you can get! To make sure this lean steak is packed with flavour we make a range of marinated turkey steaks including flavours like BBQ, Tikka and Greek. Shop Marinated Turkey Steak here. 
  • Prime Beef Minute Steak
  • If you're looking to try a leaner version of your classic beef steak then Minute Steak is the way to go. It's fast and easy to cook, making it perfect for whipping up a quick meal like a juicy steak sandwich. Shop Beef Minute Steak here
  • Wild Scottish Venison Steak
  • As a lean red meat our Wild Scottish Venison Steak has a meaty flavour that traditional steak lovers will love. This steak packs in protein without compromising on flavour! Shop Wild Scottish Venison Steak here.
  • Pork Fillet Steak
  • Change it up and go for our Pork Fillet Steak. Pork fillet is a highly versatile lean meat and is perfect on its own or in a marinade. Why not try it with a soy sauce, garlic and honey glaze for an Asian inspired dish. Shop Pork Fillet Steak Here. 
    Now you know the health benefits of adding more lean protein to your diet, go out and enjoy summer knowing Aberdeenshire Larder has got you sorted with all the lean meats you could need for your summer fun. With UK wide delivery and FREE DELIVERY on orders over £30 enjoying lean meat this summer has never been easier. 



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