Do you love steak and anything that is beef? If yes, then feel no guilt as lean beef is a smart entree choice when consumed in reasonable portions. You can choose from at least 12 beef cuts leaner versus say a skinless chicken thigh. At the same time, obtain the essential nutrients power-packed in beef. Monterey Beef is your top source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc and iron. See how these key nutrients in beef can benefit your body.

Protein is crucial for body building since all cells are built and repaired by protein. It is also used by the body to provide energy, synthesize hormones that increase resistance to infection and disease, and regulate various body processes such as metabolism. Monterey Beef is an excellent source of complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids to build new proteins in the body.

Zinc develops and maintains the immune system and thereby promotes wound healing and improves resistance to infection. It enhances & protects the bones. It also plays a role in the formation of hormones (such as insulin) and enzymes.

Iron is vital for hemoglobin production in red blood cells (RBC) to maintain healthy blood. It helps carry oxygen to the different cells and helps in energy production to prevent fatigue.

B-complex vitamins B12, B6, B3, B2 and B1 are needed in the release of energy from food

And to further enjoy Monterey Beef and reap its nutritional benefit without the fat, choose the leanest ones by looking for LOIN or ROUND cuts. Trim away visible fat before cooking and use low fat cooking methods such as grilling, broiling and roasting. Experiment with healthy seasonings to heighten flavor without adding saturated fat or salt to beef. And what is important is to consume beef in moderation. 

Just remember that a 3 oz(85 g) serving of beef is like the size of a deck of cards or the size of the palm of your hand.