Meat offers more than just macronutrients, it’s is packed with protein and muscle-building multivitamins!
Protein remains the most sought-after nutrient for those seeking muscle gain; but the appeal doesn’t end there, a healthy meat consumption also delivers a host of muscle-building and body-leaning ingredients.
For most of us, the sizzle of grilling beef is the sound of celebration; for athletes and weight trainers, it’s also the sound of nutritious protein on the way.
Unlike plant-based protein sources, beef is densely packed with the same types of proteins humans are made of: skeletal muscle proteins like myosin, actin and troponins, as well as collagen and other connective tissue proteins.
Typically animal meat is more than 80% protein on a dry-weight basis. Assuming leaner cuts, the protein content of beef rivals fish and poultry at about 4 to 1, depending on the cut.
For maximum muscle impact with minimum calories, look for rounds or loins, which are extra-lean meat cuts.
But beef offers more than protein.
It is also a major source of micronutrients including vitamin B12 and the minerals phosphorus, iron, and zinc, all of which are crucial in muscle-building and athletic performance.
It is also one of most concentrated food sources of creatine – a potent anaerobic backup energy reserve in muscle cells, usually applied during the first few seconds of high intensity muscle actions like weight training reps and sprints.
Meat can also help increase mitochondria content in growing muscle cells, providing additional cellular energy for use in recovery and adaptation.
In addition, creatine can draw and hold water into cells, which in turn supports additional protein-building.
Beef is also a key source of carnosine, the dipeptide which releases beta-alanine during digestion; and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a healthy fat that’s been connected in studies to decreased body fat, among other benefits.
So, if you are training or just trying to eat healthy, beef is one of your best friends.
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