Beef up for a healthy body and mind

In 1977 four brothers opened the first Turn’n Tender store, because why? South Africans love a good piece of meat! From Cape Town to Zambia, every South African considers meat an essential part of any meal, and social gathering. In preparation for your next outing, consider Turn ‘n Tender as your main dining highlight, and you may just impress your family and friends with the following new-found knowledge about the benefits of eating beef!

Eye health

I spy…

Meat contains Vitamin A which is essential for the proper functioning of the retina. The Vitamin A in meat also prevents night blindness by helping the eye to adapt to changes in lighting. Vitamin A helps reduce the risk of age-related muscular degeneration and it stops the formation of cataracts. Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment around the world.

Speaking of eye… How about a 500g juicy, succulent rib-eye steak on offer? It is both flavorful and tender!

Immune system

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All meat has varying degrees of zinc content, which helps to boost immunity. Due to its antioxidant properties, zinc is responsible for creating antibodies to fight free radicals – which put people at a higher risk of contracting chronic diseases. Protein, also sourced from meat, helps in the production of these antibodies to protect the body from infections.

Protein? Protein in abundance! Find your favourite steak cut and explore alternative options by browsing the Turn ‘n Tender menu. 

Chronic diseases

Alzheimer’s and Dementia are common health conditions, especially amongst the elderly. One of the best preventive ways of dealing with these conditions is by consuming sufficient omega-3 fatty acids which improves brain memory. Red Meat contains Omega -3 fatty acids.

Red Meat helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases associated with heart health. This is because omega 3 fatty acids in Red Meat can improve suppleness or elasticity of arterial vessels. Thus the risk of high blood pain and arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythms can be minimised.

Heart palpitations should only occur when you decide to book a table!

Muscle growth

I heart steak!

You don’t have to go to the gym every day to improve your muscle health. Meat contains protein which helps in building and repairing body tissues and improving muscle activity. Tissues and muscles are made of protein which is why individuals who wish to build muscle strength should increase their protein intake by eating meat significantly.

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celebrations ‘n everyday occasions, where you create a lifetime of memories over a meal.


Meat contains protein which is critical in building various organs of the unborn baby such as the body, muscle, bone, respiratory system and brain. Enough protein during pregnancy will help a pregnant woman deliver a healthy baby.

Pregnant? Why this calls for a celebration! At Turn ‘n Tender you are guaranteed of a stately affair, catering for every momentous occasion in your life!


Meat contains the nutritional value of Iron and it regulates the rise and fall of blood pressure in our bodies which to a large extent determines sleeping patterns. It is scientifically proven that imbalances in a person’s blood pressure can lead to sleeplessness. Eating some red meat will definitely help you get quality sleep.

No excuses, really… what shall it be? Biltong starters? Oxtail? Rump? Your sleeplessness will be but a memory!

While the list of benefits is inconclusive, what is conclusive and certain is that when it comes to meat and steak, Turn ‘n Tender is the name you can trust. Conveniently located , Turn ‘n Tender is the place for great steak, excellent wines and a warm and welcoming atmosphere where customers become friends. Turn ‘n Tender is a sought after venue for special celebrations and everyday occasions over a meal. A lifetime of memories are created and enjoyed at Turn ‘n Tender.

Why be healthy when you can also become part of the Turn ‘n Tender family? Simply share your favourite health tip or Turn ‘n Tender family moment by telling us using #TurnnTenderMemories on your favourite social media platform and you stand a chance of winning a R1,000 voucher to up your state of mind, and health!

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