While some of you may be stuck at home with the kids and frantically racking your brain for simple supper recipes, others may be looking for ways to boost your immune system with a nutritious and delicious meal. Either way, beef has you covered on both counts.
One serving of this Lazy Day Beef Vegetable Soup gives you a whopping 80% of your Daily Values for zinc. An added bonus—it uses stew beef meat, which is an economical cut of beef.
Most have recently been to the grocery store to stock up on essentials, and odds are you visited the meat case. If you’re looking for beef recipes for a specific beef cut, a budget or kid-friendly meal, ground beef recipes, insight on using leftover roast beef, or tips for freezing ground beef—we have resources to help.
Beef has long been America’s favorite protein and rightfully so as it delivers great flavor and powerful nutrition. The following tips will give you a better understanding of how to properly store, prepare, and cook beef:
Eating a nutrient-rich diet is important for good health and strength—a diet that combines lean protein, such as beef, with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy. Beef is a natural source of 10 essential nutrients including protein, zinc and many B vitamins. “Beef is an excellent source of zinc, important for supporting a healthy immune system,” commented Rochelle Gilman, RD, Director of Nutrition and Health for the Iowa Beef Industry Council. “In fact, the zinc found in beef is a readily available zinc source, meaning it’s in a form the body can easily absorb.” ¹
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¹Lonnerdal B. Dietary factors influencing zinc absorption. J Nutr 2000;130:1378S-83S.
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information, visit https://www.iabeef.org.