Stay at our premier Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch. We’re nestled in the mountains of Southeast Idaho, featuring spectacular views from our comfortable lodge. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets as you listen to elk bugling in the canyon. Our ranch is ideally located among plains and valleys offering the best hunting in Idaho. Hunting for trophy elks is fun, but we also want to share some of the health benefits of eating elk meat.

Elk Meat is High in Protein

The human body needs protein to repair and build tissues, hormones, produce enzymes and form the foundation of skin, muscles, and bones. Protein is a crucial component to your health; a protein deficiency can result in stunted growth and a higher risk of infection. Elk meat is a great source of protein, comparable to other high protein meats like chicken and turkey. You can start an elk diet by including one serving of elk meat to help you reach your daily protein needs and maintain a healthy diet. 

Weight Loss

Elk meat is a great addition to any weight loss diet. Its protein content should help ward off cravings and reduce your appetite. A higher protein intake typically leads to a natural decrease in food consumption. Protein intake also significantly increases your metabolic rate. In conclusion, a high-protein diet will help suppress hunger, promote fullness and boost your metabolism helping you lose weight.

Boosts Immunity and Metabolism

Other than being a high protein and low-calorie red meat, elk meat is an excellent source of zinc, which is an important mineral for your immune system. Zinc acts as an antioxidant that helps the development of immune cells to neutralize disease-causing free radicals. Supplementing zinc-rich diets leads to fewer infections and decreased levels of oxidative stress and inflammation, as well as help, reduce the duration of a common cold. Overall if you start adding elk meat to your diet, you’ll see many health benefits in a short amount of time. Book your hunting trip with us at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch to get started on your new healthy diet.