The Health Benefits of Eating Moose

Moose Most hunters are not strangers to eating a variety of wild game meat. Most of the wild game meat consumed is locally hunted and prepared, which always seems to make the meat taste a bit better.

It is no secret that our daily consumption should include a variety of protein; did you know one of the healthiest of meats to eat is actually moose?

Moose is sometimes mistaken as complex meat to cook, but it is actually quite versatile. It can be roasted, cooked in a crock-pot or ground and serves as a great addition to many healthy side dishes. It is packed with a lot of natural flavor without high fat, calories, and sodium.

Here are some nutritional facts on moose:

A 3.5-ounce serving of moose provides 22 grams of high-quality protein, which makes up the recommended daily amount of essential amino acids. Much of our cells, muscles, and tissue are made up of amino acids.

Moose meat is also carbohydrate-free and is packed with B-vitamins, which helps metabolize food and create red blood cells. Moose is high in vitamin B-3 and B-2.

As a lean source of protein, moose has less than 1 gram of total fat per 100-gram serving, which is minimal. Also, moose is very low in saturated fat, which contributes to increased levels of bad LDL cholesterol in blood. With a lot less fat, moose is actually healthier than steak.

If you are looking for a low sodium option, moose is a great meat choice. Low-sodium foods are those with less than 140 milligrams per serving and moose has only 65 milligrams per 100-gram serving. A low-sodium diet can decrease chances of stroke, heart and kidney disease.

Burntwood Lake Lodge is a great source for guided moose hunting trips. We are experienced in hunting this species of wild game and welcome you to join us on one of our moose hunting excursions.

The Importance of Getting Fresh Air

FishingSome industrial cities are so polluted that you’ll have a hard time finding fresh air there. Then there’s the infamous “sick building syndrome,” whereas office workers get headaches and have all sorts of respiratory problems because the building they work in is so poorly ventilated.

Getting fresh air into your lungs is important for your overall health and well-being.

Most people spend the majority of their time indoors these days, staring at computer and TV screens. This is not good. Think about our ancestors– they spent the majority of their time outdoors, didn’t they? Now think back to your childhood. Most likely, you spent a lot more time outdoors than you do now, doing things like walking in the woods, swimming in pools, going for bike rides and picking flowers for your mom.

Fresh air is good for you and your body. When you’re surrounded by nature, far from industrial waste, you’re able to breathe in fresh air which helps boost your immune system and reduce your stress levels. At places like Burntwood Lake Lodge in Manitoba, you’re surrounded by trees and water. It smells good in the wilderness and makes people feel calmer and happier than being stuck in highway traffic in the big city– no wonder several companies make a “fresh air scent” spray.

Think about the last time you were away from the polluted city. Imagine the trees, bushes, flowers, walking paths, streams, rivers, and lakes. Didn’t nature make you feel more relaxed? Didn’t you want to take big bucketful gasps for all that fresh air to fill your lungs?

Simply put, spending time in the fresh air, outdoors, energizes us. Being in nature is good for the soul.

Burntwood Lake Lodge is a Canadian getaway where you can enjoy lots of fresh air. It’s also home to some of Canada’s best hunting and fishing areas. As a fly-in resort, Burntwood Lake Lodge is nice and remote– all the better for fresh air fun!