What is so good about biltong that we should all eat more of it? Well, to start with our biltong is only ever made of grass-fed, British beef. That will never change. It keeps our meat traceable and our supplier relationships stronger which is important to how we choose to do business at M-EAT!.
Then there is also the nutritional value of biltong that we simply cannot ignore. You will find 54 grams of protein in every 100 grams of M-EAT! Just 25 grams of lean protein can meet half of an adult's daily protein requirement. Natural protein, such as found in biltong, is crucial for muscle repair hence why we speak of biltong as a great substitute for protein shakes after a workout. This is particularly the case as biltong requires no preparation and is more convenient than a shake.
Building or repairing muscles also requires amino acids which are found plenty in biltong. The amino acid Taurine is particularly important in cardiovascular function as it helps with the development and function of skeletal muscle and the nervous system. The amino acid Carnitine helps the body process fats as energy and encourages the use of more energy. In simpler terms, this means that you will see greater improvements after consistent workouts.
Furthermore, biltong is a great source of B vitamins and B12, in particular, which is responsible for the production of red blood cells. It also helps keep the nervous system healthy. B12 also processes folic acid whilst helping to release energy from the food we eat.
Dried beef is also a source of iron and zinc. Anyone who has experienced anaemia will know the importance of iron in their diet. It's an essential mineral which helps nurture red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Zinc assists in the production of enzymes which in turn help process carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
So all in all it would be fair to say that biltong is a powerhouse of nutrients which are essential for good health and wellbeing. Adding just 100 grams to your post workout routine, daily recipes or simply enjoying it as a snack can release immense benefits for your body.
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