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Superior Farms Explains Why Lamb is a Healthy Choice

Superior Farms lamb in red baking dish

Superior Farms is the leading provider of American lamb. You may have never tried lamb but it is a very versatile red meat that is most common in Mediterranean, and American diets. You may be thinking… is lamb a healthier meat choice? The short answer is Yes. Why? Lamb contains many vital nutrients such as zinc, iron, selenium, and vitamin B12 and is an excellent source of protein. Red meat can sometimes get a bad rep but having high quality grass-fed lamb can be an excellent source of protein and a great part of a balanced diet.

Excellent Source of Iron

The iron contained in lamb is Heme iron, Heme iron is the more absorbable form of iron so consuming this specific iron may help improve and prevent iron deficiency and anemia symptoms.

Vitamin B Power House

Lamb is a great source of B12. Only 3 ounces of lamb meat will provide half of most people’s daily B12 requirements. Other than B12 lamb is loaded with many other essential B vitamins such as vitamin B6, niacin vitamin B3, riboflavin vitamin B2, and pantothenic acid B5. B vitamins help cell health, energy levels, good eyesight, healthy brain function, good digestion, healthy appetite, proper nerve function.

Incredibly Nutrient Dense, and Benefits Immune System

Lamb contains zinc which is an immune boosting vitamin that is essential to your immune health. The amount of healthy fats and nutrients in lambs make it incredibly nutrient dense.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Lamb also contains a significant amount of Omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory effects. Grass-fed lamb like Superior Farms helps provide conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is essentially a group of chemicals found in fatty acid called linoleic acid. CLA has been proven to aid in fat loss, improve lean muscle mass, and be a potential cancer fighter.

Protein Power House

The protein content of lean, cooked lamb is usually 25-26% which means it can be very beneficial to consume for muscle recovery. Protein has so many amazing benefits including slow burning sustainable fuel for humans, muscle recovery and building muscle. The protein found in lamb is made of essential amino acids that are essential to most diets.

If you have not yet given lamb a chance you should. Lamb has so many incredible benefits, which make it a healthy alternative to other red meats. Superior Farms prides itself on providing high quality grass-fed lamb to their customers in order to give them the best nutrients.