Who the heck eats a slab of roast beef as part of a breakfast entree? Me me! I do!
Beginning each day, most everyone eats some form of a ‘breakfast’ meal. A term that really should be divided into two words… break and fast. (A time in the 24 hour cycle of life where about six to eight or more hours had passed with no food intake as we were sleeping). Ergo, the first meal of the day is the breaking of a short term period of fasting.
As each human body does go through a cyclical number of metabolic processes every day, it’s a good idea for each of us to focus on what form of food intake we eat early on at the start of a day of high activity. (Nutritionists who have stated that the first meal of the day IS the most important, were likely giving sage advice).
[An aside: Each individual is composed of about three trillion cells… A vast army of cells that are in a constant state of energetic specialization and change. Cell death, cell division (birth) and the intake of nutrients along with the dumping of cellular ‘garbage’ is a never ending process. Imagine a human General charged with providing supply lines for three trillion soldiers! Yet, that’s what our bodies perform in fine fashion, each and every day! An amazing thing our bodies!]
Anyway, I believe that roast beef is a very good addition to any Paleo or Keto-styled type of breakfast;
- Low in Calories. Roast beef has low amount of calories as compared to other forms of beef, which is considered to be good for people who are planning on dieting. …
- High in Protein. Roast beef is known to be very rich in protein, about 11 g in every 2 oz. …
- Low in Saturated Fat. …
- Low in Carbohydrates. …
- Rich in Iron.
The amino acids that roast beef brings to the nutritional party is also rather impressive;
- Valine 1.6g 81%. [promotes muscle growth and tissue repair. It is a precursor in the penicillin biosynthetic pathway. Valine is one of three branched-chain amino acids (the others are leucine and isoleucine) that enhance energy, increase endurance, and aid in muscle tissue recovery and repair.]
- Leucine 2.8g 95%.
- Isoleucine 1.5g 99%.
- Cystine 0.3g 106%.
- Methionine 0.9g 109%. [An antioxidant. It may help protect the body from damage caused by ionizing radiation. It may detoxify harmful substances in the body, such as heavy metals. It may also prevent liver damage from acetaminophen poisoning.]
- Tryptophan 0.4g 117%. [Several health benefits including helping to promote better sleep, providing relief from anxiety and depression, providing increased emotional well-being and also helping to manage pain tolerance.]
- Tyrosine 1.2g 129%.
- Threonine 1.5g 134%.
Below are is a nutritional summery of this meal;
Not too shabby a breakfast, in my book! (Note that the ETM stands for egg, toast and milk).