In line with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, eating red meat in three to four healthy, balanced meals a week is recommended for a healthy diet.
Australian beef, lamb and goat meat all contain 12 essential nutrients recommended for good health, including protein, iron, zinc, omega-3s, B vitamins (B12, B6, B5, niacin, riboflavin), magnesium, selenium and phosphorous.
So how is that good for you? Well…
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends foods in the Australian diet in amounts that provide Australians with a nutritionally adequate and healthy diet recommended for good health.
Red meat is popular and plays an important role in the Australian diet as a source of protein, iron, zinc, omega-3s and vitamin B12.
Red meat is an excellent source of protein, iron and zinc making it easier to meet amounts recommended for good health, especially when energy (I.e. kcal or kJ) intake is restricted. These essential nutrients are important for brain and muscle development and function, muscle health, immunity and wellbeing.
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends Australian have 455g of lean, cooked red meat per week as part of three to four healthy, balanced meals. Having a variety of recommended foods and amounts is important for managing chronic disease risk factors such as high blood cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and weight gain.
Red meat plays an important role in a healthy diet at any age, with its 12 essential nutrients recommended for good health.
Red meat is packed with 12 essential nutrients important for energy, immunity, and brain and muscle development and function.