get your strength from beef

Beef is a great source of 10 essential nutrients that support a heart-healthy lifestyle including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins. The nutrients found in beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive and grow throughout all the stages of life. Read more below to learn about how beef's nutrients help fuel you and your family.

Beef's protein

If there was a protein contest, beef would surely be crowned the king! One 3 oz cooked serving of beef provides 25 grams, roughly 50% of your Daily Value, of this important nutrient that supports strong, lean bodies—making it an excellent source!

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beef's nutrients

When it comes to beef and your health, you can rest easy knowing that along with being delicious, beef contains important nutrients. In just one 3 oz. cooked serving, you’re getting 10 essential nutrients including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins.  

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Lean Beef

We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you too? A 3 oz. serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in around 150 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

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Beef and Heart Health

Research on heart health shows that eating lean beef can be a solution to one of America’s greatest health challenges. Not only can lean beef be part of a heart-healthy diet, but it can help lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Beef for All Ages

Beyond the special memories around the table and the tasty delights we experience across a lifetime, beef provides our bodies with the fuel and strength to thrive throughout all stage of life- from infancy to adulthood.

frequently asked questions about beef

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a heart-healthy lifestyle.

resources for retail dietitians

Health and nutrition are top of mind. With more dietitians working in retail grocery, there's an opportunity for meat departments and dietitians to work together to help people understand the meat case and the nutritional benefits of beef.

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Nutrition information for health professionals

Beef is a great source of 10 essential nutrients including protein, B vitamins, zinc and iron. Research and clinical studies have shown the various benefits to consuming lean beef and how it plays an important role in a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. Learn more about the research and studies behind beef's nutritional qualities.


Beef is an excellent source of protein that contains essential amino acids. The high-quality proteins found in beef supports weigh management, satiety, muscle growth and repair as well as healthy aging.

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research on lean beef and heart health

A heart-healthy diet includes an abundance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and protein. Lean beef is a great option as it contains essential nutrients supporting a strong heart within a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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all about lean beef

Improvements in raising cattle and enhanced trimming practices have led to more lean beef cuts available to choose from. Lean beef has less than 10 grams of total fat in a 3-oz serving.

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nutrition through the lifecycle

Humans generally require the same nutrients throughout life, from infancy to adulthood. The amounts of certain nutrients vary depending on the stage of life but eating beef can help meet these different nutritional needs.

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Nutrition Seminar Program

The Nutrition Seminar Program works with state beef councils to provide leading, credentialed health and nutrition experts to speak on issues at state academy of nutrition and dietetics meetings, as well as other meetings and conferences whose audiences include credentialed health professionals.

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