Benefits of eating lamb:
When you think of lamb what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Well if it’s not tender pieces of meat, perfectly cooked, rich in iron, vitamins and minerals, then read on.
Lamb is a type of red meat which is the meat of the young, domestic sheep. Being rich in high-quality protein and also varying amounts of fat, lamb can be an excellent component of a healthy diet.
The protein content of lean, cooked lamb is usually 25-26%. Lamb meat is a high-quality protein source, containing all of the essential amino acids needed for the body’s growth and maintenance.For this reason, eating lamb, or other types of meat, is especially beneficial for bodybuilders, recovering athletes, and post-surgical patients as it promotes optimal nutrition whenever muscle tissue needs to be built up or repaired.
Lamb is also rich in fats, but what are known as good fats. And that’s not a misnomer. Among the fatty acids, oleic acid is the most predominant, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that is also the primary fat in olive oil. Compared to most meat, lamb also has a much higher omega-3 content.
Lamb is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, many of which are not present in vegan or vegetarian diets. Some of them are:
Vitamin B12 which is important for blood formation and the function of the brain. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 might cause anemia and neurological damage. Selenium, which has various important functions in the body. Zinc which is found in high amounts in lamb, and is essential for growth and the formation of hormones, such as insulin and testosterone.
Niacin serves a variety of important functions in the body and deficiency has been linked with increased risk of heart disease. And finally, phosphorus and iron, which are essential for body growth and maintenance
While some people like to judge food based on how many calories it contains, the caloric load of lamb is offset by its nutrition density. This is mostly due to the fact that it contains healthy fats – there’s that term again. But, like we mentioned, since lamb has more omega-3 than most land animals and high levels of oleic acid, it makes it a highly digestible protein.
Apart from the longer list of unpronounceable vitamins and minerals lamb also contains, the fact of the matter is that it is also, simply put, a very tasty and wholesome meat. Compared to other“healthy” (read: flavourless) low-fat products, lamb genuinely is nutrient-dense and a healthy food. It is, simply put, one of the tastiest and healthiest foods on the planet, provided you get it from the right sources.
Click on the below link to order our different cuts of lamb from Tendercuts: