WATCH: Why the Amino Acid Profile of Red Meat is Ideal

TAGS: protein source, amino acid profile, Chicken breast, red meat, dietary needs, steak, justin harris

Chicken breast — a bodybuilder's best friend and nightmare, all in one. The attention to ultra-lean and nearly fat-free meats such as chicken breasts and different species of fish has left red meat as more of an afterthought than anything for dieting bodybuilders. Maybe it's time to rethink this.

According to Justin Harris, there are some forgotten benefits of red meat, the most overlooked of which being the unmatched amino acid profile and the high levels of iron. If you can overcome the financial cost of lean cuts of red meat, Harris believes it is the ideal protein source.

In this video, Harris discusses his personal preferences for protein choices and how to make the most of your meat selection.

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