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Venison – Why It Should Be In Your Diet
We have heard it for years, venison is the leanest meat a person can eat. In today’s world, with the rise of hunting and social media, you see all kinds of memes and E-Cards referring to hunting and arguing with PETA. However, it is rare that you see arguments that contain good knowledge on why venison is, in fact, good for our bodies. Let’s take a closer look and even compare it to an “ordinary” slab of meat.
First off, venison is very high in protein. It is significantly higher in protein than what a shoulder roast of beef is. Since venison is high in protein, it calms your appetite extremely well. Looking to lose weight and to stop having all those late night cravings for a snack? A venison steak for dinner will assist you in that quite well. Venison also contains more iron than a Beef roast. Iron is a significant part of your body and an essential mineral your body needs. Venison is also packed full of B Vitamins. B2, which is riboflavin and B3, which is niacin. These B vitamins aid in assisting your metabolism. Venison also carries a high amount of B6 and B12, which is believed to not only assist in giving you the energy needed throughout your day, but it is also believed to lower heart disease.
Venison contains 6grams of protein MORE than that of a beef roast.
Venison contains 24grams LESS fat than that of a beef roast.
Venison contains 1mg MORE of iron than that of a beef roast.
IRON & B VITAMINS
Iron is an extremely important part of your body. Iron is an essential mineral that aids in the transport of oxygen throughout your bod. Science lesson really fast – Iron is an important component of Hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
B Vitamins are essential for the production and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells and aids in the production of DNA and RNA, while also aiding in the production of neurotransmitters.
Not only is venison good for you, it tastes amazing as well. It will boost your energy, calm your cravings and provide your body with the essential nutrients needed for a healthy living. Not only that, it is extremely low in fat, and the fat it contains comes from the plant life in which it intakes naturally during “natural browsing”, and the fat it produces is a lot healthier for you than that of a big, grain fed steer. Consider this information the next time a non-hunter or meat eater comes knocking on your door. You cannot argue with these facts!