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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important and a nutritious diet is a great place to start. Beef’s 10 essential nutrients including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins, support a heart-healthy lifestyle. The nutrients in lean beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive and grow. Learn more about how beef’s nutrients can help create a healthier you!

Beef’s Protein


Among the powerful package of 10 essential nutrients beef is known for, protein may be one of the most notable. In fact, one 3 oz cooked serving of beef provides 50% of your Daily Value (25 grams) for this important nutrient—making it an excellent source!

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Beef’s Nutrients

Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

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

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

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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.

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Feel Full Longer

Trying to meet those calorie goals without feeling hungry all the time? Here’s a meal that tastes amazing, fills you up and even satisfies your sweet tooth along the way.

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Quality Protein

Beef gives your body more high-quality protein, which may help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and preserve and build muscle.

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beef up your salad

These salads above are the same with one exception: the protein source. Beef adds flavor and nutrients to salads. 

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Ask the expert

Mitch Rippe is the Director of Nutrition and Education for the Nebraska Beef Council. Got a question about beef nutrition or need a specific beef resource?
Contact Mitch or call 308-236-7551