Sunday, May 1st, is Greek Orthodox Easter. Lamb is a commonly consumed meat in the Mediterranean diet, and tradition on Easter. Some of the health benefits include:
#1 Heart Disease *Grass fed lamb is a significant source of omega-3 fats, which are associated with decreased risk of inflammation and heart disease. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is also found, and is associated with reduced inflammation and reduced body fat. About 40% of the fat found in lamb, is from oleic acid, a healthy, mono-unsaturated fat like found in olive oil.
#2 Stress *Grass fed lamb is a very good source of selenium and a good source of zinc. Healthy intake of these antioxidant minerals is a protective factor against oxidative stress and development of heart disease.
#3 Diabetes *Endorsed by the American Diabetic Association, for being a lean meat with high protein and help to regulate blood sugar. Lamb has virtually no carb content. This fact might also allow the broad B-vitamin content in lamb to help support metabolism of other carbs eaten during the meal.
#4 Vitamins. *Lamb is an excellent source of Vitamin B12 and niacin. It also provides important amount of B1, B2, B6, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, and choline. All are important for healthy metabolism and cardiovascular health.
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