If something tastes amazing, there has to be a catch, right? Well, not when it comes to Wagyu beef. Wagyu is not only delicious, succulent and full of flavour, it’s actually packed full of healthy fatty acids, protein and vitamins & minerals. In fact, Wagyu beef has a range of unique health benefits. There’s no a catch here: delicious & nutritious is possible. Here’s why.
Wagyu beef has an abundance of fat deposits throughout its muscle fibres and this is what gives Wagyu Beef it’s unique taste, texture and juiciness.
If you’re new to the world of Wagyu beef, you may look at its famously marbled fat content and think, “surely that can’t be healthy.” Actually, it can-and it is! That’s because, not all fat is created equal.
Saturated fat (the “bad” kind) is a dietary fat that we are generally advised to steer clear of due to its negative effects on cholesterol levels. Unsaturated fats (the “good” kind) however are considered beneficial fats due to their positive effects on our heart and cholesterol levels. Wagyu Beef is extremely rich is monounsaturated fatty acids (the same fat found in nuts, avocado and olive oil) and contains all of the essential amino acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (known as MUFAs) are good for your health in several ways. They are often referred to as heart-heathy dietary fat because they can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while increasing your HDL (good) cholesterol. MUFAs also helps to develop and maintain the cells in your body.
Let’s take a closer look at some of those fatty acids. Wagyu Beef is packed full of the omega3s and omega-6s you’ve probably heard about. These fatty acids can help protect the body against things like heart disease, high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s.
Additionally, Wagyu Beef also contains more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than any other beef breed. CLA is a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties.
Eating the right sources of fat is important. Don’t fear fats!
Beneath all that stunning marbling, there’s more goodness to be had. Wagyu Beef is packed with protein and is also rich in B vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc.
Aiding in muscle recovery and growth, protein is the building block of life and plays many key functions in the body.
Iron and Zinc are both crucial elements of a healthy diet. They assist with development, general energy and immune function.
So next time you are craving a mouth-watering protein packed snack, Pryme Wagyu Jerky is your friend.