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The Basics & Benefits Of Beef Organs

Category: Health  

Liver, kidney, heart, tongue, and brains. All of those sound delicious, right? Maybe not, but eating beef organs is common in the fitness and dieting world because of the health benefits these nutritional wonders bring to your diet. Organ meats are “superfoods,” and if dieters look past the “gross-out” aspects of eating them, they’ll reap amazing nutritional benefits. Today we’ll be covering the basics of eating beef organs and what the benefits are.

Pull up to the table and dig in!

What's for dinner?

Organ meats are exactly what they sound like: the literal meat off an organ. The organ meat of goats, ducks, and more are all viable options to supplement a diet with, but this article will be focusing mostly on the advantages of eating beef organ meat (and there are plenty of them).

Organ meats are gross by today's standards, however, that wasn't the case a long time ago. Originally, beef organs - like the heart and liver - were saved for the most important people in society. Beef organs would be enjoyed by pregnant women and kings alike.

Today, organ meats are going through a renaissance. People realized that beef organs make diets (like the paleo diet) more effective. But which organ meats are the best for you and why?

There are a variety of organs to choose from, the most popular options are the liver, heart, kidneys, tongue, and brain. Each of these organs has a distinct taste and texture. Believe it or not, some organs taste quite good (tongue is a popular example). The tastier options aside, few would say dishes like liver, heart or kidneys are appetizing. But why exactly should dieters consider eating these strange (and often terrible tasting) meats?

For centuries, beef organs were used to treat other people's organs. For example people with bad hearts were given beef heart.

What can organs do for you?

Organs receive praise for their nutritious properties and high vitamin content. Beef organs have different nutritious advantages (depending on the type). Below are a couple of examples that show off the versatility organ meats add to a diet.

Brain: Get past the startling notion that you're eating a cow’s brain (not an easy task) and the reward will be a meal that features a high concentration of omega-3-fatty acids. These fatty acids reduce the risk of cancer, prevent heart disease, and even stop blood clots.

Heart: Beef heart is a muscle (similar to most cuts of steak) and it's high in protein (again like most muscular cuts of beef). What the heart offers over traditional cuts of beef is the added nutritional benefit (a recurring theme with organ meats). Besides the high protein, beef heart contains all the amino acids a health-nut could want!

Liver: Liver is tame when compared the radical notions of eating a heart or brain, but it’s still “out there.” Dieters who ignore the stigmas associated with it can look forward to a leaner cut of meat. On top of that, it’s rich in Vitamin B & A, Iron, and loads of other things that are good for you.

Kidney: Beef kidneys are filled with vitamin B but the biggest health bonus with this organ is the amount of iron they contain. Eating one helping of beef kidney meets almost your entire iron dietary requirement for the day. It contains some saturated fats, but the amount of iron content is more than enough to make up for this.

These are only four of the many options out there for those ready to dive into the culinary world of organ meats. If the thought of eating a kidney still sounds like too much to stomach, there are alternatives.

Enjoy the benefits, skip the organs

If the taste or look of beef organs just won’t do, then your best bet is ingesting beef organs as supplements rather than meals. Many companies offer these organ meats in the form of supplements. As a bonus, all of Codeage’s organ supplements come from grass-fed beef too (Another advantage to skipping the butcher).

Supplements give you all the benefits from eating organ meats (Vitamin A, B, Iron). Rather than eating liver as a meal, take liver tablets to receive the benefits of organ meats (protein etc) and skip the terrible taste associated with them. These supplements exist for beef kidney, heart, and most organs you may want to try out.

Taking beef organ supplements also known as superfoods give you all the benefits and vitamins from eating organ meats.

High-quality superfood

Codeage Beef Organs is a high-quality superfood and dietary supplement made of grass-fed pure bovine liver, spleen, kidney, pancreas and heart. Beef organs provide unique proteins, peptides, enzymes and cofactors that are uniquely found in their respective organs.*

Consuming beef organs is important for several reasons. It’s packed with Vitamins A & B, along with minerals to support joint health, connective tissue, digestive health & thyroid function. Beef spleen is the richest source of iron. Beef liver is filled with vitamin A & B, high in vitamin B12, iron, and copper. Beef kidney is rich in selenium, vitamin A, vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, phosphorus, zinc, iron and copper. Beef pancreas is a natural source of enzymes (digestive enzymes) amylase, lipase, and protease. Beef heart is the richest source of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), vitamins B2, B6, and B12.

Closing thoughts

Beef organs are so nutritious that it’s a wonder why they aren't incorporated into more meal plans. If organ meats don't sound appealing, explore the supplement alternatives that feature the same dietary rewards as the organ meats themselves. Codeage has products and supplements to help you get started on incorporating organ meat into your fitness lifestyle. Whatever you need to fuel your journey towards a healthier you, Codeage is here to help.