We recently introduced lamb as a high-quality protein source into our weekly meals. If you’ve ever wondered about the nutritional content or benefits of lamb, today’s short post will teach you everything you need to know!
Firstly, lamb is known as a protein source and has a strong amino acid profile, meaning it’s a high-quality protein that can help build muscle and recovery. Compared to other meats such as chicken, lamb actually has a stronger vitamin and mineral profile as well so it makes an excellent addition and variation to your diet!
Like most red meats, lamb does contain a higher fat content, however, these are healthy natural animal fats and actually beneficial for health. The fat content always varies depending on the cut of meat, but it’s around 17-20% or around 15g per 3oz / 100g serving. It contains a mixture of healthy saturated and monounsaturated fat that can help with hormone production, reducing disease risk, skin/hair and nail quality etc.
Because of the higher fat content, lamb is also a great source of vitamins and minerals compared to other meats. For example, it has high amounts of the following:
- Vitamin B12: Important for blood formation and brain health.
- Selenium: Important for several health and metabolic processes in the body.
- Zinc: Key for hormone production, including testosterone and general health.
- Niacin / B3: Important role in heart health and other processes.
- Iron: Key for energy and blood cell health.
- Creatine: The famous muscle building compound that helps with strength/muscle growth.
As you can see, lamb has some unique properties which is why we decided to add it into your weekly meals, further supporting you optimize your health and physique!