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One cannot survive on bread alone. They need beef too.

We’re here for a delicious and nutritious meal that helps us meet our fitness goals. We’re also here for a beautiful tenderloin wrapped in buttery puff pastry and roasted to perfection. But all in moderation, folks! Together we will dispel myths and celebrate the nutrients found in beef, so you can throw down some factoids at your next cookout!

Beef’s top 10 nutrients playlist

Beef gives you the nutrients your body needs and the taste you love! See how beef’s essential nutrients work to keep your body going.


Helps your body
use oxygen

Vitamins B6 & B12

Help maintain brain function
and give you energy


Helps preserve and
build muscle


Supports nervous system


Helps build bones
and teeth


Supports energy production
and metabolism


Helps convert food
into fuel


Helps maintain a healthy
immune system


Helps protect cells from

Beef myths busted

Myth: People concerned about their health don’t eat beef.

FACT: There’s no substitute for a healthy, balanced diet. And that means Mom was right: You should eat your veggies. But you’re also smart to sear up your favorite cut of beef. That’s because beef is packed with protein, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc, choline, selenium, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorus, and iron.

Myth: Plant-based proteins are better for you.

FACT: We all need protein. But dang, we sure spend a lot of time arguing about the best place to find it. It’s true: Some plants are healthy sources of protein. But to get enough, you’d have to eat a lot. Like three cups of quinoa vs. just 3 oz. of beef top sirloin steak. Sounds like a better side dish to us.

Myth: Beef takes too much time and effort to prepare.

FACT: Flipped through a fancy cookbook lately? You’ve probably noticed recipes with dozens of ingredients – and some cooking techniques that require all-day dedication. Packed with flavor, beef gets things done quicker and easier. Throw it on the grill, toss it in a skillet or choose another technique that will have you savoring dinner in no time. It pairs well with all sorts of healthful fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which makes putting together a balanced meal a breeze.

Myth: Lean beef is hard to find.

FACT: We’re all getting smarter. Including beef farmers and ranchers. With advances in breeding and feeding, they now produce cattle that’s leaner than ever. Some of our favorite muscle cuts in grocery stores – like top sirloin, tenderloin, strip steak, and flank steak – are full of flavor and meet the definition of lean (less than 10 gram of fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95mg of cholesterol). Watching what you eat? Look for ground beef that’s 93% or leaner too.

Protein powerhouses

Incorporate these flavorful and filling protein-rich combos into your daily diet

4 oz. of Roast Beef (Chuck Arm Roast) + 6 oz. of Nonfat Yogurt =
365 calories and 32g of protein (60% DV)

4 oz. of Ribeye + 1 Large Egg =
360 calories and 27g of protein (51% DV)

4 oz. of 85% Lean Ground Beef + ½ cup of Edamame =
330 calories and 30g of protein (57% DV)

4 oz. Brisket + ½ cup of Pinto Beans =
430 calories and 28g of protein (53% DV)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the major source of food composition data in the United States and the foundation for most food composition databases in the public and private sectors. The protein and calorie data listed in this table are sourced from this database. Nutrient information on this page was taken from https://www.beefresearch.org/nutritionlabeler/ and Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. DV is daily value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Protein is based on an average recommendation of 50g per day.