5 Reasons To Eat Lamb For Breakfast

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Lamb is usually considered as a meat of the Middle East and rarely seen on the breakfast tables in American households. However, it has several health benefits that are too good to be ignored and a delectably moist texture that you would love to dig into first thing in the morning. Still not convinced? Then read on for learning about more benefits of eating lamb for breakfast along with some sumptuous breakfast ideas...


 


Benefits of eating lamb for breakfast

 


1.Rich source of complete protein

Lamb is a major source of high biological value protein. A single serving of this meat can provide over 5% of daily protein requirement. Starting your day with a high protein breakfast prevents mid morning snacking, lasting satiety, and when combined with a balanced diet can help reduce weight.

 


2.Lower fat content

Lamb is obtained from the young sheep, usually less than one year old. These animals typically have less fat build up, when compared to mature animals. Moreover, when compared to other red meats like pork and beef, lamb shows less marbling effect. As a result, the fat can easily trimmed off the meat, to provide more lean meat.   

 


3.A good source of omega fatty acids

Fish and vegetables need not be the only sources of essential fatty acids. Organic lamb, obtained from free ranch bred sheep, has shown to provide significant amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These compounds play a vital antioxidant role in the brain and work towards preventing degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

 


4.Prevents lifestyle related diseases

Essential trace nutrients such as zinc and selenium are found in their most absorbable forms in lamb. These antioxidant nutrients along with the much renowned CLA (conjugated dienole linoleic acid), help reduce the risk and at times even reverse the progression of various types of cancers, diabetes, and cardio vascular disease.

 


5.Teeming with essential nutrients

Lambs are a source of several trace nutrients, which survive the entire cooking process. Each serving of this red meat provides significant amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A, E, K, and B complex vitamins including B6, B12, pantothenic acid, niacin, and folic acid. They also provide several minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, and iron, along with small amounts of copper, zinc, and selenium.


 


Lamb in pitaTips to include lamb in breakfast

If lack of ideas to prepare a quick breakfast meal using lamb is the main reason for you not eating this meat in the morning, then here are a few very doable recipe ideas…

 


  • Lamb and eggs: Combine chunks of lamb with eggs to prepare a breakfast of your choice. From lamb frittata to simple scrambled eggs with chunks of cooked lamb, sky is the limit for the number of preparation possible using this combination.

 


  • Lamb and eggplant ragout: Revive the taste of Old French cooking with this delectably easy recipe on ifood.tv. It is filling, fit for a big breakfast, and nutritionally complete.

 


  • Lamb sandwiches:  This dish is extremely easy to prepare and encompasses a variety of flavors and textures. You can prepare your own version by adding an assortment of veggies and dips to the bread and lamb combo. For a Mediterranean twist, try filling ground and spiced lamb into pita breads.

 

 


  • Lamb sausages:  Readymade lamb sausages are difficult to find in the market, but not that difficult to prepare at home. For those who love the art of cooking, lamb sausages are one of the best ways to try this meat while remaining true to the traditional breakfast menu.  

 

So, throw away your inhibitions and try some lamb for your breakfast, it not only tastes good, but also showers you with immense health benefits.

 

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