Lean red meats, including beef, pork and lamb, can play an important part in a healthy balanced diet as they have a high nutrient density.
This means that they contain a wide variety of nutrients in a relatively small amount of food. Meat is a major source of protein.
It also contributes minerals and trace elements to the diet, particularly zinc and iron. It is an important source of B vitamins, including B3, B6 and B12, which are not found naturally in foods of plant origin.
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