30 healthy lamb recipes

Lamb healthy recipes

Here you´ll find 30 healthy lamb recipes. If you’re going to eat meat, it’s probably one of the most naturally reared animals. The vast majority of lambs will have been reared on grass.

Lamb does fall into the red meat category. Red meats have a high myoglobin content, which is a protein found in muscle that changes to red when it’s mixed with oxygen. As a red meat, lamb inherently contains more zinc and iron than non-red meats.

Lamb is richer in iron than chicken or fish. Being rich in high-quality protein and many vitamins and minerals, lamb can be an excellent component of a healthy diet.

One ounce of regular lamb (not grass-fed) has the same number of calories as grass-fed beef but actually has more health-promoting omega 3 fatty acids. People also get worried about lamb’s fat content, but lamb actually can have less marbling of fat within the meat compared to beef. Most of lamb meat’s fat is around the outside and can easily be trimmed.

Source of Complete Protein

Lamb isextremely rich in protein, and depending on the cut it contains anywhere between 25 – 30 grams per 100 grams.

Lamb contains every amino acid, this means that our body can use lamb protein more efficiently.

Protein is incredibly important for our health, and it encourages lean muscle mass, the growth and repair of cells, and higher levels of satiety.

Fights Anemia

Many different foods contain iron and it is present in everything from spinach and kale to bananas and tomatoes.

However, just as the digestibility of protein differs, not all iron is made the same. When it comes to digestion and absorption, heme iron is king.

We can absorb approximately 15-35% of heme iron (found in animal foods), but this absorption rate drops to 10-15% for non-heme sources of iron (plant foods).

Lamb contains a rich source of heme iron in amounts similar to other red meat.

Boost muscular endurance, strength, and muscle mass

Creatine will be well known to anyone with interest in working out and/or sporting performance. Markedly, creatine can help to boost muscular endurance, strength, and muscle mass.

Red meat is the most substantial dietary source of creatine and lamb contains approximately 300-500 mg per 100 grams.

Lamb also contains an amino acid called beta-alanine, which the body uses to produce carnosine, a substance that is important for muscle function. High levels of carnosine in human muscles have been associated with decreased fatigue and improved exercise performance.

Anti-inflammatory

Lamb does contain fat, but a significant portion of that fat is anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, most pieces of lamb contain even more omega-3s than beef. Many people are aware of the many benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, but not too many realize that lamb meat is a noteworthy source of these healthy fatty acids.

Inmune System Booster

Lamb is also loaded with immune-boosting zinc. This nutrient can be found in cells throughout our bodies, and it’s absolutely essential to optimal immune health, along with wound healing, DNA and protein synthesis, as well as growth and development in children.

When it comes to immune health, if you don’t get enough zinc on a regular basis, your immune system is not going to function as it should, which means you’re more likely to have all kinds of health problems ranging from the common cold to more serious infections like pneumonia.

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Lower Back

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Latissimus Dorsi

The latissimus dorsi is the larger, flat, dorsolateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region.

Deltoids

The Deltoid muscle is the muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder. It is divided into three portions, anterior, lateral and posterior, with the fibers having different roles due to their orientation.

Infraspinatus

The Infraspinatus muscle is one of the four rotator cuff muscles crossing the shoulder joint and is commonly injured. It is the main external rotator of the shoulder joint.

Biceps

The Biceps brachii is  actually two separate bundles of muscles (heads). The two heads of the Biceps vary in length and as a result, are called the Short and the Long Biceps heads.

Triceps

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Forearm
(Anterior muscles)

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Forearm
(Posterior muscles)

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Pecs

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The pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the pectoralis major. 

Abs

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Obliques

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Glutes

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Quadriceps

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Hamstrings

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