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Lean Beef Lowers Blood Pressure

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

People choose to eat grass fed beef for many different reasons. Some are health-related and some are not. On the whole, grass fed beef has been found to be lean and a healthy red meat choice.

Recently in Drovers Cattle Network, there was an article, “Study Shows Lean Beef Can Help Lower Blood Pressure,” by Mary Soukup. In it she discusses the DASH diet, which is for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, of which I had never heard. Researches knew that a diet high in protein helped lower one’s blood pressure, but they experimented to see if the type of protein mattered. Their hypothesis was no; therefore, they were shocked by the findings.

They compared a diet based on plant-derived protein, one with 4 ounces of lean beef a day, and one with 5.4 ounces of lean beef a day. Surprisingly, the larger intake of lean beef resulted in the larger reduction of systolic blood pressure.

So the “stay away from red meat” mantra from many well-meaning health experts might not be the best advice. Grass fed beef is the most popular source of lean beef available. As our customers enjoy the flavor and health benefits of our grass fed beef, now they can know that according to this study they just might be lowering their blood pressure. Just an added bonus, if you ask me.



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