Because of its high nutritional value, meat does not only represent a valuable share of a balanced diet, in addition to supporting the body’s physical and mental performance; thanks to the great number of varieties on offer, in combination with uncountable ways of preparing a delicious meal, meat is always an enrichment for every enjoyable meal.
Contains plenty of good nutrients
Meat and meat products contain numerous vital nutrients: Meat is rich in protein – especially for people who are physically active, proteins are of great importance, since this nutrient plays a significant role in muscle growth, among other things.
It is essential to obtain 15 % of the total daily energy supply, as the body is only able to store a limited amount of protein. In the course of this, animal proteins do display some benefits which vegetable proteins do not have, these being that the body can more easily convert animal proteins into protein than is the case with vegetable proteins.
Meat provides energy
As a provider of fat, meat products are of interest in two regards: firstly, fat as a nutrient and energy provider (recommended is a share of approx. 30 % fat within the context of the total daily energy supply), is an indispensable ingredient of numerous bodily functions. Secondly, fat is a carrier of fat-soluble vitamins as well as of flavours and aromas and as such contributes toward a more intensive taste sensation.
Meat is rich in minerals
Minerals and trace elements are indispensable parts of our nutrition. Meat is particularly rich in iron, potassium, sodium, phosphor and selenium.
These are important nutrients for the
- formation of blood and oxygen supply in blood (iron)
- regulation of the cells’ water balance, utilization of carbohydrates and protein structure (potassium)
- regulation of the water balance and blood pressure (sodium)
- energy generation and utilization, preservation of bones and teeth (phosphor)
- elasticity of the skin tissue, metabolism, immune system, binds free radicals (selenium)
Meat provides the essential vitamin B12
Vitamins regulate the utilization of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals. In doing so, it supports our metabolism, the generation of energy, the strengthening of our immune system and is indispensable in cell construction, creation of blood cells, bones and teeth. Meat contains numerous vitamins.
One of the most important is vitamin B12 (cobalamin). A lack of vitamin B12 leads to disorders in blood formation which in turn leads to anaemia. This vitamin is particularly prevalent in meat, liver, eggs and milk, as opposed to hardly being present in vegetable products. Thus, this means that vegetarians have to obtain this by other means.
Meat is supplying the body with vital nutrients.
The Adler family advocates a well-balanced diet
Experiencing a tradition in the food industry spanning over several generations, the Adler family itself advocates well-balanced nutrition: Not every meal has to contain meat to be nutritionally complete.
Fresh fruit and vegetables should accompany well-chosen meat products – or vice versa: Adding just a touch of ham, for example, can refine vegetable dishes significantly. Another important piece of advice would be to mainly focus on regional and seasonal ingredients.