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Microblog: The Nutrition Facts of Lamb Chops

Microblog: The Nutrition Facts of Lamb Chops

Excerpt from @CarnivoreCure:

Lamb contains bioactive nutrients and antioxidants that benefits the body. The following are nutrients in lamb (and most meats):

💥Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). According to the journal of Nutrition, CLA has anti-atherogenic properties and in clinical trials, CLA has been found to protect mice from atherosclerosis while improving their blood lipids and gut flora composition.⠀

🌱Sounds like CLA is a big deal and unfortunately, CLA is hard to obtain from plant foods. CLA is maybe in white mushrooms and inflammatory seed oils. I’ll stick to the meats.⠀

💥Creatine is a chemical that is found in the body. It is found mostly in muscles but also in the brain.It is also found in foods such as red meat and seafood. Creatine is essential as an energy source for muscles and thus beneficial for muscle growth and maintenance.⠀

💥Glutathione. Lamb has a measurable amount of the master antioxidant, glutathione. Grass fed beef is also high in glutathione. Who says we need to eat berries and fruits for antioxidants? Vitamin C for antioxidants? I choose meat.⠀

💥Taurine. Another antioxidant amino acid. Taurine is found in fish, meat and also made in your body.⠀

💡So not one, but two antioxidants in one post about meat? One of the reasons we need antioxidants is to help with the free radicals in our body. But with exercise, fasting and less toxins from processed foods, why do we need antioxidants from plant foods again?


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