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Top 4 Health Benefits of Eating Buffalo and Elk Meat

In Dallas, most everyone enjoys a good night out at a steakhouse every once in a while. We get dressed up, enjoy the company of a family member or friend, and usually order a Dallas steakhouse favorite off of the menu.

However, with people being extremely health aware these days, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse would like to point out that there are healthy options at a steakhouse in Buffalo and Elk meat. Here are some of our top reasons to give these exotic meats a try.

Grass-Fed is Always Good

These meats are much more likely to be grass-fed than the standard cut of beef. In the case of Bison, most slaughterhouses aren’t equipped to handle them. This means that Bison are able to live outside, eat a natural diet and stay healthier than the cows inside. You won’t find meat that is bred for fat marbling.

Also, since Elk is considered an exotic meat, it also falls under the category of living life outdoors and eating a balanced, natural diet.

Excellent Sources of Lean ProteinDelicious Elk Steak

Both Elk and Bison are meats that are high in protein and are still very healthy for consumers. Elk is known as “the better beef” not only for its health benefits, but for the fact that it is oozing in proteins that the body needs.

Free-ranged Bison not only provides copious amounts of protein, but it provides essential amino acids that the body cannot create on its own. In a world where a high-protein and low-fat diet are king, both of these meats are Dallas steakhouse favorites for those seeking a protein punch.

Fight Inflammation with Elk and Buffalo Meat

Buffalo meat provides a great way for people to boost their intake of selenium. This is an antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative stress and reduces the increase of inflammation that the result of a poor diet.

Get Heart Smart with These Meats

With these meats being naturally low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in protein, consuming them offers benefits to your heart health. According to the American Heart Association, Elk is considered to be “The Heart Smart Red Meat.”

Studies have shown that those who eat Bison instead of standard beef result in having a healthier blood lipid panel which is beneficial for improving heart health and reducing the risk of health conditions with the body’s vascular functions.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse Serves Above the Industry Standards

If you enjoy a night out at a Dallas steakhouse but also want to keep up your heart smart lifestyle, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse has a selection of Bison and Elk cuts that are sure to please your palate. Call us today to make a reservation to join us for a healthy cut of meat you won’t soon forget.


 Close up of Tony Street Texas native Tony Street brings his Lone Star upbringing to downtown Dallas with Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. Tony honed his skills in the heart of cattle country before opening his acclaimed steakhouse in 1996. Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse earned “Best Steakhouse in DFW” from the Dallas Morning News year after year, as well as national recognition from Food Network as one of the best steakhouses in America. Tony handpicks premium, locally-sourced Texas beef from the Y.O. Ranch and infuses southern cuisine influences into the menu, creating an authentic dining experience found nowhere else in downtown Dallas.


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