Based on archaeological excavations, it has been confirmed that people have always eaten meat.
Meat provides a wide variety of important nutrients to the human body. Meat proteins are important for the growth and function of the body, because they contain a balanced set of all amino acids. They are especially important for children, adolescents, athletes and pregnant women. Meat is the major source of iron, which is the main component of hemoglobin. It provides the transfer of oxygen by means of blood to all parts of the body, including the brain and muscles. The more of red color the flesh is, the more iron it contains. Zinc contained in meat regulates muscle growth and reproduction, participates in wound healing and increases immunity against infections. In addition to zinc, meat also contains selenium, and a whole range of B vitamins, especially vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is involved in the production of our genetic material - DNA.
Most European dietary regulations recommend to include for daily diet meat, poultry and fish. The fat contained in the meat is an important source of energy, fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. The total number of fats has decreased over the years due to the appropriate way of breeding, feeding and removing fat from the slaughtered animals.
What the individual types of meat consist of:
Energy 108 kJ, Protein 22.0 g, Fat 1.9 g, Iron 2.1 mg, Zinc 4.3 mg, Selenium 5.4 μg, Vitamin B12 5.0 μg
Energy value 105 kJ, Protein 22.0 g, Fat 1.9 g, Iron 1.0 mg, Zinc 2.4 mg, Selenium 12.0 μg, Vitamin B12 2.0 μg
Poultry meat (100g):
Energy 145 kJ, Protein 22.2 g, Fat 6.2 g, Iron 1.1 mg, Selenium 6.2 μg, Vitamin B12 0.4 μg