You're probably wondering why this blog is about filet mignon and why you should eat it (other than the fact that it's delicious!). Filet mignon is one of our latest menu offerings and actually offers a lot more than just a pleasing taste. Want to test your filet knowledge and see how much you really know about this cut of meat? Read on!
We're all fairly familiar with the cut of meat known as filet mignon. It's the most popular steak at restaurants nation-wide. Filet is also the most tender cut of of beef, therefore making it the most desirable (and expensive). They're also more lean and have less marbling, furthering their desirability. Did you know, however, that filet is packed with important nutrients?
Like all meat, filet is extremely high in protein, which is great because your body needs protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes and hormones and produce antibodies to fight infections. Without enough protein, your body begins to break down your tissues. And we want to avoid that. Filet's also iron-rich (another plus because without enough iron you'll feel tired and listless). What else is in our friend, filet mignon? It's a good source of B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium!
Diets high in vitamin B foods (especially when they're low fat) are also associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, giving you yet another reason to indulge with the occasional filet mignon. You'll also find zinc in lean beef, which is helpful in preventing damage to the blood vessel walls and is also needed for proper functioning of the immune system. New research suggests one reason older men should make it a point to make zinc-rich foods a regular part of their diet is bone mineral density. Although osteoporosis is often thought to be a women's disease, it is also a potential problem for older men.
There are plenty of reasons to eat filet mignon besides the fact that it tastes divine! Stop by our website today to order some for yourself. Remember, everything in moderation - eat well and stay healthy!