We love our regular roast dinners and one of our favourites is lamb. This is not only because lamb tastes great, but also because lamb is actually one of the healthiest foods to eat. It is an excellent course of good protein for a start. It is a well known fact that grass-fed meat is extremely healthy food. There is no need to constantly scare people claiming that red meat is bad for you. It isn’t. However, the quality of meat matters, just like the quality of any other food that you eat.
The fat content in grass-fed meat is different to other meat. Lamb is usually grass-fed and that way a significant source of CLA, conjugated linoleum acid. CLA is known to reduce inflammation, so it lowers your risk to heart disease significantly as well as protects you against cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other type of cancers. is is the same for oleic acid which lamb also contains, the type of fat olive oil also has, and don’t forget omega-3 fats which grass-fed meat has. Grass-fed lamb is also a very good source of selenium, zinc and iron. Especially important iron is for the elderly and growing children because lack of iron has been found to slow down cognitive development. Most supplements cannot replace a good diet and so they are a very bad solution for iron deficiency. In meat, however, iron is in a very well absorbable form. This is one of the reasons I do not agree on vegan diets for children which seems to be something recommended by some celebrities . Lack of iron is something that paediatrics are worried about also. Healthy intake of these antioxidant minerals is also a protective factor against oxidative stress and development of heart disease. Lamb contains plenty of vitamin B12 and other B-vitamins, 1, 2, 6, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline. The most important B-vitamins are B12, B6 and folate. Please note that folate should be folate and not folic acid which is synthetic.