Because of Ancel Keys, who had no experience or education in nutrition, an entire generation was convinced to replace healthy fats with glucose-spiking carbs and sugar. After years of research, many nutritionists and practitioners argue that our brains desperately need fat and thrive when the body is in ketosis. There is even evidence that a high-fat keto diet can be therapeutic to degenerative cognitive diseases.
It's time to embrace the healthy goodness of fat that red meat provides, regardless of what lobby group or government agency is blowing millions to persuade you otherwise.
Fat is an essential nutrient our bodies need to function correctly. It is an important energy source and helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K. Fat is an essential component of a healthy diet, but not all fats are created equally.
Beef is a rich source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, deemed the healthiest forms we can consume. These fats have been shown to have several health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease and improving brain cognition.
But beef isn't just a source of healthy fats - it's also a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, and vitamins B12 and B6. In addition, beef is a highly absorbable source of protein, which is necessary for building and repairing tissues.
While lean Sirloins and Santa Fe Steaks can taste great, don't be afraid to indulge in a juicy Ribeye or a prime New York Strip once in a while - your brain, body (and taste buds) will thank you.
Pumpkin Creek Ranch is a premium beef brand specializing in flavor through slow growth and long-lifespan finishing. Whether using regenerative practices to elevate soil health or growing the entire diet of our herd (no outside inputs), we take no shortcuts in crafting our consistent flavor profile. We believe that beef can be nutrient-dense, tender, flavorful, and well-marbled without sacrificing the health of the soil, animal, or our customers.