It’s common knowledge that all things should be consumed in moderation and unfortunately that includes the good and tasty stuff, but knowing the effects some foods can have on the body should really encourage you to consume better.
As an example, there’s no question about it that fast foods aren’t exactly great when consumed in high quantities or regularly (or even at all!). At the other end of the spectrum, you would expect that consuming just salads all day, everyday would be considered super healthy. There are many misconceptions when it comes to food and biltong is no exception.
Whilst it is undoubtedly a delicious snack, some of you may be asking “What does biltong do to your body?”
Let’s dive deep into the nitty-gritty and get this answered.
First thing’s first, M-EAT! only uses premium beef and wild venison. With both being so naturally high in protein value, consuming 25 grams of lean biltong can amount to half of your recommended daily protein requirement. What does this mean? Essentially, it means that you are restoring your supply of amino acids through good protein which in turn helps to maintain muscle mass or build them depending on your personal goals.
Conjointly, as a great source of vitamin B12 which helps to make red blood cells, you can be sure that all that goodness is being carried around your body where it’s needed. A direct consequence is maintained and healthy nerve tissue, cell replication and good function of the brain. Externally, the results are apparent in the quality and strength of hair and nails as well as better and more radiant looking skin.
Biltong’s naturally low levels of fat and carbohydrates make it an excellent additive to all meals without too much damage to the calorie count. Averaging 4 grams of fat and 0.9 grams of carbs per 100 grams, M-EAT! biltong can contribute to weight-loss programmes and is also gluten free. Whether you’re on the keto diet or just running out of ideas in the kitchen, biltong can be added to your meals effortlessly.
If you suffer with fatigue and an increased heart rate, you may be surprised to know that these are typical symptoms of iron deficiency. The World health Organization published statistics (Source: WHO) showing that approximately 25% of the world’s population suffered with anaemia and dieticians have been known to recommend the intake of foods such as biltong to increase levels in their clients.
It keeps colds at bay! We know how season changes and inconsistent British weather brings about those nasty colds and flus. Biltong provides significant levels of zinc – a property that is essential in boosting the immune system. The recommended daily allowance of Zinc for humans is 15mg and you can receive part of that from consuming biltong.
One final fact for fitness addicts – biltong contains creatine. Creatine is a popular sports supplement that many athletes use to encourage the body to produce and to use more energy. It’s reported to assist with building muscle, increasing strength and to help muscles to recover more quickly after exercise. Combined with all the above properties, what’s not to love about biltong?
In a nutshell, it really is one of the better snacks to enjoy.