Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Texas study finds beef is good nutrition

Beef contains ingredients that are good for health, including antioxidants that are not found in plants, according to a study at Texas A&M university.

The study, funded by the Beef Checkoff,  notes that U.S. beef consumption has declined by about 14 percent since 2005 “due to a variety of factors, including insufficient knowledge of animal protein.”

The findings are reported in the Journal of Animal Science.

The researchers say beef is good for child development because the composition of amino acids in the beef chuck, round and loin, are all excellent sources of proteinogenic and antioxidant amino acids and peptides to improve human growth, development and health.

“Our findings may help guide future decisions regarding human and animal nutrition,” the A&M authors wrote.