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Why you need to start eating lean meat


If I described lean meat as meat that watched its diet, I wouldn’t be totally wrong.

How do we get meat? We kill an animal and cut out the desired flesh and call it meat.

But did you know that meat has grades? Not all meats are the same. The way an animal is bred, the food it was fed, the way it was raised, the anatomical part of the body you cut out, the method it was butchered and cooked and the specie of the animal can determine the fat content of the meat.

Even the all famous red meat can be made healthy if kept lean, and you can do this by trimming (cutting off) all the visible fat and eating it in moderation.

Lean meat can be found in turkey meat and some wild animals like deer are typically leaner than farm animals because they have less fat (maybe because it’s constantly running for its life, I mean it lives in the jungle, what do you expect? Good exercise).

Benefits of Lean meat

When it comes to nutrients, Lean meat is packed with the important ones. Like, protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, foliate, selenium, vitamin b6 and all the other B Vitamins like niacin, thiamine and riboflavin (imagine all these nutrients in a meat supposed to be so lean).

If you think these aren’t wonderful reasons to eat only lean meat, here’s more:

Adding lean meat in children’s diet help boosts their intellectual performance, proper bone formation and strong immune system

In teenage girls and women, taking lean meat helps blood lost during menstruation and child birth.

Because of the high zinc in lean meat, your dream of maintaining a healthy skin will come true. It even helps in healing wounds caused by surgical incisions, burns and many other skin irritation.

Lean meat also protects the body tissue from damaging and helps maintain a healthy functioning nervous system.

You do not have to give up on meat and be Vegan. You can just stick to lean meat, it doesn’t taste any different from normal meat. And you can likely find it in markets close to you.

See also: Where to find the Top 7 Markets in Port Harcourt and what they sell 

And if you can’t afford lean meat, you can trim the visible fat before cooking any meat of your choice

I hope you include lean meat in your diet from today.

By the way, does anyone know where deer meat (AKA venison or bushmeat) is sold in Pitakwa? Is it sold in Choba market?

I am, @Lord__Nina

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