Just a little reminder, May is Beef Month, so I hope you have those grills fired up to scare off the summer night bugs and are enjoying some of my favorite protein. Don’t forget to soak up a little sun too!
I had the chance for a brother-sister matinee movie this week and we went to watch Marvel’s The Avengers in 3D! And in classic #AgNerd style, I had my Beefy-T along for the ride.
The movie was awesome. There were some pretty cool scenes between Thor and Iron Man and Captain America, I felt like the Hulk kind a bit of a snub in the film. Then I was left hanging a bit as I couldn’t quite place the characters Black Widow and Hawkeye. I know I’m not a comic book reader, but did I miss a film somewhere? Maybe I need to rewatch Thor? I have seen all the other films in theater (I only like action films on the big screen) and loved them. Overall, it was a good action packed film and I really enjoyed the 3D take on things. Definitely look forward to watching it again!
And after the film we had to grab a bite to eat. I had the Roast Beef Peppercorn at Quiznos…. MMmmm. Toasty!
About the Beefy-T….
It’s a challenge Mal The Beef Gal in California put out at the beginning of May. She asked everyone to snap a photo wearing their Beefy-Ts and show their support for our favorite protein all month long! I’m doing my part. Where’s yours?
Here’s a few quick facts from the Idaho Beef Council about the Power of Protein found in Beef:
- Manage your weight: Want to lose more fat – and retain more muscle mass? Everyone knows that this is the optimal way to manage weight – especially as we age. One simple way to reach this healthy goal is by replacing some – not all – refined carbohydrates with high quality protein, like one of the 29 cuts of lean beef.
- Lower your risk of heart disease: Substituting either protein or monounsaturated fat for some of your usual refined carbohydrates can help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce overall risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Improve your blood sugars: Studies suggest that diets rich in protein can help blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. Adding some lean protein at every meal or as a snack can help you feel satisfied longer.
- Make your bones stronger: Contrary to conventional wisdom, higher protein intakes are actually associated with improved bone mass. Although many people only think calcium when it comes to bone nutrition, experts now describe protein as one of the essential nutrients for bone health. This is especially true for teens and young adults who are building strong bones for a lifetime.
Learn more about the power of protein and other health benefits of eating lean beef from the National Beef Council.