In the present day we are living in a society that’s more health-conscious than ever, but in the age of superfoods and countless gyms, it can all become a little confusing when we’re trying to work out what’s actually good for us.
The truth of the matter is that from a health perspective, diet remains the most important factor of our lifestyle by some distance.
Contrary to popular belief, a healthier diet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing great flavour and lamb is a great example of this, providing a number of nutritional benefits.
As a starting point, lamb is naturally high in protein and low in sodium. Good quality lamb also provides an abundance of valuable vitamins and nutrients, making it a key ingredient when it comes to maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.
It contains seven core vitamins and minerals – Niacin (B3), B6, B12, Pantothenic acid (B5) Phosphorus, Zinc and Potassium – that are collectively shown to have a range of health benefits.
Niacin (B3), B6, B12 and Pantothenic acid (B5) help us to shake off feelings of tiredness and fatigue and the same four vitamins, along with potassium and phosphorus, play important roles in improving our health and well-being.
B12 also contributes to the formation of red blood cells and helps to combat anaemia, as well as bolstering our digestive system. B6 helps our nervous and immune systems to function normally (as does Niacin (B3)) and Zinc and Potassium does the same for our muscles.