Low in fat and high in protein, elk is one of the healthiest red meat alternatives available. Noble Elk Farm provides various cuts of premium and delicious elk meat.
Elk Meat Pricing
*Orders are for pickup at the farm or local farmers market
Elk Meat Information
Elk meat offers a ton nutritional value in vitamins and minerals, it's high in protein and low in fats and cholesterol. If you enjoy meat as a part of your diet, elk meat is an excellent option to balance a tasty red meat with health conscious decisions. Noble Elk farm used no hormones or antibiotics. Because you will be eating "farm raised elk" there is no wild game taste.
ELK MEAT NUTRITION
Elk meat is jam-packed with essential vitamins and minerals while providing a healthy dose of protein and healthy fats. The main nutrients you can find in this game meat include zinc, vitamin B12, niacin and vitamin B6.
A three-ounce serving of elk meat contains [*]:
Protein: 22.6 grams
Fat: 7.4 grams
Zinc: 37% Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin B12: 36% DV
Niacin: 23% DV
Phosphorus: 19% DV
Vitamin B6: 18% DV
Riboflavin: 16% DV
Iron: 16% DV
Selenium: 11% DV
Potassium: 9% DV
Panthothenic Acid: 9% DV
Thiamine: 7% DV
Copper: 6% DV
Magnesium: 5% DV
ELK MEAT HEALTH BENEFITS
Its nutritional value isn’t the only benefit this game meat offers. Elk meat provides a number of different health benefits. What are some of these benefits?
1. A Good Source of Protein
Protein plays a critical role in the body.
Protein is an important factor in all aspects of your health. Your body needs protein to build and repair tissues, produce enzymes and hormones, and form the foundation of your muscles, skin and bones. In fact, being deficient in this key macronutrient can lead to an increase in appetite and increase risk of infection or disease.
What are some key roles of protein?
Repair different parts of the body: Protein is the foundation of your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, skin and hair. It’s essential that these tissues need to be continuously repaired and replaced with new protein.
Hormones: Hormones are a type of protein, believe it or not. They are chemical messenger proteins that allow different cells throughout your body to communicate with one another.
Enzymes: Enzymes are catalysts that bring about a specific reaction from different chemicals and cells in the body. Most enzymes are proteins, and the different reactions that take place throughout your body are driven by them.
Transportation and storage: Some proteins deliver messages to different cells while other proteins help deliver different molecules to different parts of the body. Interestingly enough, protein transporters are very specific. This mean certain protein transporters will only bind to specific substances[.
Elk meat provides a whopping 23 grams of protein per each 3 ounce serving. Eating one serving of elk meat in your day can help you reach your protein needs.
2. Helps Improve Weight Loss
The protein from elk meat provides key health benefits, but can it help aid in weight loss, too? The research says yes. Increasing your protein intake may have a positive effect on your appetite, metabolic rate, weight, and body composition.
The protein from elk meat increases the production of PYY and GLP-1, hormones that help you feel full and satiated. Protein also helps reduce levels of ghrelin, also known as the “hunger hormone”. The less ghrelin we have, the less likely we are to eat when we’re not hungry.
One study examined 65 obese women. Over the course of 6 months, the high-protein group lost an average of 43% more fat than the high-carb group. In fact, 35% of women in the high-protein group lost at least 22 pounds.
3. Promotes a Healthy Immune System
One of the key minerals elk meat provides is zinc. Zinc acts as an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. But what are free radicals? These are unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body.
Research has shown that there’s a protein that lures zinc into cells that are first-responders against infection. From there, zinc contributes to processes that are vital in helping fight against infection, balancing the immune response.
4. Improves Cognitive Health
Can elk meat improve your brain health? Studies say yes. Many of the nutrients found in elk meat have been shown to improve cognitive function. For example, vitamin B12 helps with memory and learning.
In fact, one study found that vitamin B12 deficiency can contribute to poor memory performance. Supplementing with this vitamin could improve memory, even if there’s no clinical diagnosis.