Posted by Michael Evans

Contrary to the myth that burgers have no health benefits, burgers are actually good sources of protein, iron, and B vitamins. As long as you choose ground beef that's at least 90% lean and has no additional fats, then your burger is safe to eat.

 

BENEFITS

1) PROTEIN

Ground beef provide plenty of protein

2) HEME IRON

Burgers provide heme iron, which is easily absorbed by the body. Iron is a component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body.

3) VITAMIN B-12

You 2 micrograms of vitamin B-12 (that's 83 percent of your recommended dietary allowance) from a 3-ounce serving of hamburger. Since hemoglobin is the iron-containing part of a red blood cell, low blood levels of vitamin B-12 may cause megaloblastic anemia.

4) VITAMIN B-6

A 3-ounce serving of broiled hamburger delivers 0.34 milligram of vitamin B-6 (that's 26 percent of your recommended dietary allowance). Vitamin B-6 dependent enzymes also affect the ability of hemoglobin to pick up and release oxygen

 

AVOID:

- Avoid panfried burgers (grilled is the way to go!)

- Avoid condiments and full-fat mayonnaise

Read the full article here: https://www.livestrong.com/article/512395-any-benefits-in-eating-hamburger/

 

 

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