Let's start by establishing an important fact: Fats are an essential component to a healthy diet. Whether you subscribe to vegan, paleo or omnivore eating styles, fat is your friend. Fats contribute to the flavour and texture of many foods, including oils, nuts, seeds, avocados, salmon and many more of what some consider the healthiest foods on the planet. Yet on a much deeper and molecular level, fats are critical to several essential functions in our bodies. Did you know that eating some types of fat can actually help reduce your cholesterol and risk for cardiovascular disease? It’s true.
Wagyu Beef is meat with small, finely interspersed specks of fat called marbling. The marbling is so subtle and consistent that, when prepared correctly, it bastes the steak from its interior to ensure juiciness and depth of flavor. Marbling is the most reliable component of meat taste and tenderness.
Researchers concluded that eating mono-unsaturated fatty acids are better for your heart than eating special diets with lean products. The research also shows that Wagyu meat can actually help to reduce cholesterol levels. The marbling in Wagyu beef has the highest percentage of mono-unsaturated fat of any protein in the country. The high degree of marbling adds an extraordinary depth of flavour that makes Wagyu beef a culinary delicacy. As a result, the meat has a delectably intense buttery flavor as well as scrumptious juiciness and breathtaking tenderness.
A RED MEAT THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU
High ratio of mono-unsaturated fat to saturated fat:
• Lowers cholesterol
• Prevents coronary disease
• Helps weight loss
Significant amounts of oleic acid:
• Good for the heart
High levels of Conjugated Linoleic acid:
• Contributes to weight loss
• Improves the immune system
• Helps fight cancer
• Reduces the risk of Heart Disease
• Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
HOW TO JUSTIFY WAGYU BEEF
Let’s face it, Wagyu Beef is stupid expensive. Choose your favourite bottle of Red Wine, some awesome Wagyu steaks, set the table, light the candles, and have date night at home.
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