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3 best beef recipes in winter

3 best beef recipes in winter season benefit people who are weak immune, cold limbs, aversion of cold.

3 major nutritional advantages of beef

The amino acid composition in beef is close to the nutritional needs of the human body

Beef protein is rich in essential amino acids and is close to the nutritional needs of the human body, making it easily utilized by the human body.

It is a tonic season in winter, beef has the best warming effect. It not only warms the stomach to keep out the cold, enhances the body’s resistance, but is also rich in nutrients.

In winter, traditional Chinese food therapy advocates eating more beef in winter to nourish the spleen and stomach, replenish qi and blood, and strengthen muscles and bones.

Rich in vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is an essential substance for human body protein, fat, and sugar metabolism. Women also need vitamin B6 for estrogen metabolism. Appropriate intake of beef can help maintain the balance of body metabolism and endocrine.

Rich in trace elements

Beef contains potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron elements,etc., which can help strengthen the immune system, promote protein synthesis, increase muscle strength, and improve the efficiency of insulin anabolism.

Generally beef is suitable for all people, include pregnant women, teenagers in the growth and development period, people recovering from illness, people with weak constitution, and people who are slightly cold and afraid of cold, etc.

It is worth noting that beef has relatively high cholesterol and should not be eaten in excess. It needs to be paired with appropriate ingredients to make it more suitable for the body’s nutritional and energy needs.

People who are not suitable to eat beef

Nephritis, people with renal insufficiency

People with nephritis or renal insufficiency should eat less beef or avoid high-protein foods. Beef is a high-protein food with high cholesterol and fat content, which may increase the burden on the kidneys and is not conducive to the recovery of kidney function.

People after appendicitis surgery

The fiber of beef is relatively thick and should not be chewed. It is not easy to digest when it reaches the intestines and stomach.

The gastrointestinal tract of patients after appendicitis surgery is relatively weak. They are suitable to eat liquid or semi-liquid food in the early stage of recovery after surgery, and can slowly return to a normal diet in the later stages of recovery.

People with hepatitis

Beef contains a lot of protein and is high in cholesterol. People with hepatitis have damaged liver function, and eating beef will increase the burden on the liver and even lead to recurrence of liver disease.

People who are in cold symptom

People’s resistance is weak during a cold. Beef is a warm food, which can easily cause throat inflammation and lead to respiratory diseases.

People who has skin diseases

Skin diseases are mostly caused by damp-heat and deficient heat. Beef is a warm food, and eating too much will not easily dissipate heat.

People with high blood lipids/high uric acid

Since beef is a high-protein and high-cholesterol food, this group of people should eat less or no beef.

3 best beef recipes in winter season

The best cooking methods for beef include steaming, boiling, stewing, frying, stir-frying, etc.

When deep fried, teppanyaki, barbecue and other cooking methods, a large amount of heterocyclic amines will be produced in beef. Long-term intake will increase the risk of intestinal polyps and intestinal cancer.

Braised Beef with Potatoes: harmonize stomach / spleen, tonifying deficiency and strengthening Middle jiao.

Ingredients: 250 grams of beef, 400 grams of potatoes, 1 tea spoon of black/light soy sauce each, suitable refined salt, 1 table spoon of cooking wine, 1 piece of welsh onion, 5 slices of ginger, 1/2 tea spoon of corn starch, 1 tea spoon of vegetable oil, 1 tea spoon of sesame oil;

Option: suitable coriander, 5 grams yellow rock sugar/brown sugar, 1-3 piece fresh / dry thai red peper(less spicy or very spicy)

Caution: sugar is not suitable for diabetes.

Braised Beef with Potatoes

Braised Beef with Potatoes

Cooking steps:

1. Cut the beef into 2cm square pieces, blanch it in boiling water, then put it into a cooking pot, add an appropriate amount of water( 1 -2 cm water over the meat), 5 slices of ginger, 1cm long cut of welsh onion and cooking wine. (Option to add red thai pepper and 5 grams yellow rock sugar. )

2. Under high heat to make a boiling, skim off the foam. Simmer over low heat until meat soft or 1 hour, then take the beef out set aside on a dish.

3. Peel potatoes and cut into hob pieces, fry them in 70% hot oil until light yellow and take them out, set aside on a dish.

4. Put the vegetable oil into the pot, heat it up 30%, add cooking wine, soy sauce, refined salt, and an appropriate amount of beef broth from the previous cooking.

5. After boiling, add potato cubes and cooked beef cubes. Under high heat, after it boils again, turn to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes, turn to high heat to reduce the juice, thicken the liquid with corn starch water, pour in a little sesame oil, take to put on a plate, garnish with a little coriander.

Astragalus and Longan Beef Soup

Ingredients: 250 grams of tenderloin beef, 10 grams of longan, 15 grams of huang qi (astragalus), 3-5 slices of ginger, 1 tablespoon of cooking wine.

Cook steps:

1. Slice the beef, add cold water, ginger slices, and cooking wine. The cold water covers the meat slices by 1-2 cm

2. Bring to a boil over high heat, remove the foam, then add astragalus, longan meat and cook wine into, continue cook under low heat until the water is reduced by half.

3. Add suitable fine salt then it ca can be served.

Efficacy: Replenishing Qi and nourishing heart and blood. It is suitable for people with high work pressure and deficient Qi and blood. It has a tonic effect, especially it can improve insomnia caused by insufficient heart and blood.

Cautions: Longan is not suitable for diabetes.

Tomato Beef Soup

Ingredients: 2 big tomatoes, 1 potato, 500g beef, 1 green onion, 5 slices of ginger, 1 tablespoon cooking wine, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, fine salt.

Tomato Beef Soup

Tomato Beef Soup

Cook steps:

1. Peel and cut the potatoes into cube pieces.

2. Blanch the tomatoes with hot water, peel the skin then cut into cubes.

3. Cut the green onions into 1cm long pieces.

4. Cut the beef into 1cm wide cubes, put it in a pot with cold water, add green onion, ginger slices and cooking wine, cook for 2 minutes, remove impurities and foam, take out beef and set aside.

5. Add an appropriate amount of water to the pot, then add blanched beef, diced tomatoes, potato cubes and ginger slices.

6. Bring to a boil under high heat, then turn to low heat to simmer for 1 hour.

7. Add black soy sauce and suitable salt to cook about 5 minutes, then take it out to serve.

In this recipe, feef nourishes the body and qi, nourishes blood and builds muscles; tomatoes strengthen the spleen and appetizer, digest food and resolve accumulation.

This combination is particularly suitable for people who are growing and developing, as well as those recovering from surgery and illness, in terms of replenishing blood loss and repairing tissues.

More herbal diet recipes are available for individual physique. Stop by our shop to talk to us or book an appointment for a tailor traditional Chinese herbal diet plan follow with your energy level.



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