May 28th is National Hamburger Day y'all! So fire up the grill and throw some delicious, lean, healthy protein on the grill.
I've been thinking back over the past year. At no other time has health been more prevalent and central in our lives. However, in America we remain at an alarming level of 2/3 of the population being obese or overweight. And those health problems became magnified during the covid-19 pandemic.
Most covid deaths had preexisting conditions, comorbidities, and/or were overweight. Yet it seemed no one ever looked at the root problem of this.
We were told to quarantine, stay inside, wear a mask, wash our hands and don't see each other. Yet no one said to go lift some weights, run, get on a bike, or do some pilates. Doctors didn't tell us to look at our diets and cut back on processed foods and sugar and increase protein and vegetable intake. Vitamin C and zinc weren't recommended.
So maybe it's up to us to make sure we are exercising , eating rights, and taking our vitamins.
It's proven that a high protein diet, supplemented with carbs and healthy fats, is essential to building strong, lean bodies.
With 10 essential nutrients, like iron, zinc, and B12, beef is an excellent choice when it comes to wholesome protein options. A 3 oz serving also contains 25 grams of protein, making it easy to incorporate beef into a healthy diet. Beef also contains amino acids, which are great for replenishing and building muscle.
So this beef month, let's celebrate by moving our bodies and eating healthy, delicious protein- go beef!