The merits and demerits of meat have been a widely discussed topic for over half a century, for various reasons. However, nothing can disprove that it is a rich source of protein,which helps in boosting immunity, building muscle mass and facilitating tissue regeneration and recovery.
Various types of meat and their nutritional value
A 3-ounce serving of chicken meat contains approximately 18 grams of protein. A turkey breast of the same proportion contains 25 grams of protein.
- Pork and Lamb
A 3-ounce pork contains about 23 grams of protein, and lamb provides 21 grams/3 oz. Pork and lamb tend to have a lot of fat and it is healthier to opt for lean cuts of the meat with the fat trimmed off.
Beef is America’s favorite meat and is widely served in different forms. Beef has about 26 grams of protein for every 3 ounces.
A three-ounce serving of fish, gives 19 to 25 grams of protein, depending on the type of fish.
Meat and the athlete
Athletes tendto overwork their bodies andthey need a right amount of protein in their diets.A meat-rich diet is good for athletes, which helps them in: turning fat into energy; building muscle mass; protecting tissue damage; assisting tissue repair and regeneration.
Easy everyday meat recipes
Here are a few easy to make meat recipes you can cook with the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker. You find the use of beef in the recipes for illustration purposes, butany kind of meat you love can be substituted for beef.
2 pounds beef roast, cubed
1 cup soya sauce
½ cup brown sugar
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp sesame seeds
½ cup chicken broth
Mix soya sauce, brown sugar, and broth.
Add to the mixture garlic, ginger and sesame oil.
Marinade beef in mixture for a few hours.
Put beef and marinade in Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker.
Sprinkle the onions on top and cover.
Set it on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Thicken with dissolved cornflour before serving with rice.
4 pounds beef rump
2 cups beef broth
Place the beef in the bottom of the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker.
Pour beef broth over the meat.
Cover with lid and set on high for 4-6 hours.
Once it is done, shred beef with fork, and refrigerate.
The shredded meat is perfect for sandwiches, sliders, salads, soups and many other dishes.Meat can surely be a good source of protein in your diet.Nevertheless, it is important for you to choose the right kind of meat.The meat intake should not only provide you with a good quantity of protein but alsopromote the overall health of your body in the long term. Medical opinion is not in favor of red meat.