Types Of Meat And Their Benefits

Are you a fan of meat? Is it awkward when someone asks you a question like that? Nothing to worry. Different people like different types of food. Meat is just one such a food item which you may prefer to eat. Meat products are made by using the flesh of animals. Since the time of our ancestors, this has been a very popular type of food. Some people argue that meat is not good for human health. But, it is not a statement with which we can directly agree. Anything is better as long as we know the limits to use. Even if we consume vegetables almost everyday, there could be adverse effects on our health. Therefore, you should eat meat, with a limit. For instance, twice or thrice a week, would be ideal. On other days you can try something else. Simple as that.

 Nevertheless, let’s look at some of the types of meat and their benefits. This would indeed be relevant for you before you choose different meat to eat.


 When we think of pure red meat, beef is what comes to our mind. There are many products which range from hamburgers to rid eye steaks. Beef comprises of 254Kcals, 17.2g Protein, Vitamin A, C, D, E and K.

Although people are fear mongering over the fat of beef, it should be noted that it includes olive oil which is known as heart healthy.


 This is one of the most popular forms of meat in the world. There’s a wide variety of meat products such as bacon, jamon, sausages, ham etc. Have you heard of holland pork? In Holland, three times as many pigs are kept in the country for national consumption and the rest in generally exported.

 Further, you may know something called organic pork in Philippines. The specialty of this type of pork is, it is made and processed in compliance with the USDA’S organic standards. Artificial processing is prohibited under these standards.

  Lamb and mutton

 These are very similar in nature. But, do you know the difference?  Lamb is from a sheep less than one year whereas mutton is from a fairly adult sheep. Lamb consists of a range of healthy nutrients such as zinc, selenium and B vitamins.


 It is fair enough to say that Chicken is popular than pork. This meat is generally consumed daily in almost every household. One of the benefits is, chicken is very cheap and easily affordable. It will give you a descent amount of vitamins and minerals.

What do you like? Search more about these and eat proportionately.