MBC Team Winter 2023 16:9

ZIP into the New Year with Beef!

ASHLEY KRAEMER | January 1, 2023

New year, new goals! Maybe this is just the fresh start you've been needing to be disciplined in becoming that better version of yourself. We get it and we're right there with you.

It's a new calendar year, which typically means people left and right are starting fresh with new goals. Let's be honest - most of the time, these goals typically include some sort of self-improvement relating to diet and exercise. And we get it, those goals pertain to us, too because we all want to be the best version of ourselves. That's why we went ahead and teamed up with Nourish Move Love and Real Food Dietitians to put together a couple different 30-day meal plans and workouts so you can focus less on searching for how to get healthy and simply work towards doing it. 

First, I think it's important to lay the foundation for why beef is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle. As having obtained a Nutrition degree, I know firsthand that there are many nutrients we get from food and each one plays a vital role in our bodies. Beef alone has 10 of those essential nutrients that keep you feeling your best. While I could go on and on about each of the ten nutrients, I'll leave you with three: Zinc, Iron, and Protein. Better remembered as Z.I.P. But if you're an avid learner and want to see all 10, click HERE.

Zinc. Keeps your immune system healthy and strong to better fight off illness. Zinc is one of those nutrients that your body can't make - you have to get it from the foods you eat. 

Iron. Helps your body use oxygen. If you aren't getting enough iron, you'll likely feel out-of-breath and generally fatigued. Pro-tip: to better absorb iron, pair it with vitamin C!

Protein. Potentially the most obvious nutrient in beef. One 3-ounce serving of beef, about the size of a deck of cards, is only 173 calories and is filled with 25 grams of protein. If you wanted to get the same amount of protein from quinoa, you'd have to eat 3 cups, which would be 666 calories! And if you health-related goals include getting fit, protein is the nutrient responsible for muscle maintenance and growth, especially when paired with working out. Toned muscles? Yes please. And did I mention muscle burns fat? So, the more muscle you have, the more fat you'll shed. Seems like a good trade-off to me. 

The real question is, why wouldn't you eat beef? Not only does it have amazing value, but it tastes fantastic. Plus, we have the plans all laid out for you. All you need to do is simply click HERE to see the calendar of workouts & recipes, print them, and maybe put them on your fridge. We even have workout videos where we're in them to sweat along with you. Take it one day at a time and you'll be on the road to a healthier you. 

So, let's "ZIP" into the new year with beef as the foundation of our health-related goals. 

Cheering you on,