The next time you’re choosing a low-fat meat main course – consider bison. This nutritious and delicious meat is lower in fat than beef and lower in cholesterol than chicken, making it an exceptionally healthy alternative to other commonly consumed meats.
Bison is a high-protein low-fat powerhouse. While a 3-ounce serving contains only 122 calories and 2.1 grams of fat (0.8 gram of saturated fat), it’s loaded with 24.2 grams of protein. For those following a 2,000 calorie daily diet, this one serving represents 48 percent of the DV (daily value) for protein, 3 percent of the DV for fat, and 4 percent of the DV for saturated fat.
Bison will also load you up with B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin, B-6 and B-12), iron, phosphorus, zinc and selenium – the combination of which will boost the health of your eyes, hair, skin, liver and nervous system, help form red blood cells, develop strong bones, and prevent cell damage from free radicals.