5 Reasons to Eat Beef

From steaks to tacos, there are tons of delicious ways to incorporate beef into your meals this month. Why should you opt for beef over other options? We’re glad you asked.

Big nutrition, small package

Just one 3 oz. serving of beef provides 10 essential nutrients. When compared to other protein sources, that’s a lot of bang for your buck! For example, you’d have to eat at least 8 oz. of cooked chicken breast to get the same amount of iron in just 3 oz. of cooked beef. When comparing zinc, you’d need to eat 20 oz. of cooked chicken breast.

Protein Comparison

Responsibly Raised

Beef farmers are committed to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. From flying drones to using fewer resources, today’s cattle farmers are raising beef more sustainable than ever.


A balanced diet including high-quality protein and other nutrient-rich foods is an essential component for strength. When it comes to protein, beef smashes the competition. One 3 oz. cooked serving of beef provides roughly 50% of your Daily Value of this important nutrient that supports strong, lean bodies—making it an excellent source!

Beef steak on wooden table

Heart Health

Heart health and taste don’t have to be at odds with one another. Recent research from Penn State University shows that eating lean beef as part of a heart-healthy diet can help maintain normal cholesterol levels. Nine extra-lean beef cuts have been certified by the American Heart Association’s® Heart-Check program, so you have lots to choose from!


Last, but certainly not least, beef tastes delicious. Get recipe ideas that will please the whole family here.