When it comes to choosing an eating style that works for you, there are many choices. Most healthy diets have a lot in common: they incorporate a variety of nutrient-rich foods, emphasize high-quality protein sources, encourage plenty of vegetables and fruit, and are balanced with fiber-rich, quality carbohydrates. Beef plays an essential role in many healthy diets as an authentic high-quality protein with ten essential nutrients, like iron, zinc and B-vitamins.
With zero carbohydrates, beef supports a healthy Low-Carb lifestyle. Research shows that boosting protein-rich foods can help stave off cravings, maintain muscle during weight loss and maintain healthy levels of blood sugars and cholesterol.1-3
Beef completes and balances a Low-Carb diet because it satisfies and is a source of great tasting, high quality protein. Protein rich meals and foods like beef, as part of a Low-carb Lifestyle, are essential to help build and preserve muscle. Maintaining muscle or lean body mass is a marker of your current and future health4, so it’s an important part of any healthy eating plan.
The ketogenic, or “Keto” diet has been used since the 1920’s for controlling epileptic seizure5 but has become more popular as research has shown it may be an effective tool for weight loss6-9. Keto followers aim for a very low carb, high-fat and moderate protein intake. Because Keto diets restrict carbohydrates, which includes many fruits and vegetables, pairing keto-friendly food like beef with low carb vegetables can help balance nutrient needs.
Knowing whether or not a food contains gluten is important for the growing gluten-free community. People who have Celiac disease - an autoimmune disorder that causes an intolerance to a gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats - eliminate gluten as the only effective treatment for the disease10. Others avoid gluten for possible undesirable side effects that may arise from non-celiac gluten sensitivities.
Beef is naturally a gluten-free food and research confirms that even though grain-finished cattle eat sources of gluten grains such as wheat, barley and rye, beef remains gluten free because of cattle’s unique digestive system11. Try recipes where we pair non-gluten nutrient rich grains like corn, quinoa and rice in gluten-free meals that are sure to satisfy.
A simple sweet and spicy rub gives Top Sirloin Steak delicious flavor while homemade grilled corn salsa adds a smoky finish. Top with avocado cream for a smooth finish!
The Paleo diet is an eating pattern based on the prehistoric human diet – how our ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era – containing foods that, over 10,000 years ago, could be obtained by hunting and gathering. This usually limits foods like dairy, legumes, and grains noting that they emerged with modern day farming practices. The typical Paleo diet is rich in protein like beef, fish, fruits, vegetables nuts and seeds. The aim of the Paleo diet is to return to a pattern of eating that is closer to what early humans ate.
Some research has shown that following a Paleo diet pattern may have health benefits including weight loss, improved appetite management, improved blood lipid profile, reductions in blood pressure, and improved glucose tolerance12-14. Paleo meals should be anchored with high-quality proteins like beef along with vegetables and fruit aligned with the Paleo eating pattern.
Ribeye Steaks are spiced up with cilantro, cumin and ground red pepper and served with a simple salad of pineapple, red pepper and lime.