Flash quiz: You’re a lion and you just made a successful kill – a springbok. Which part of the animal do you eat first?

If your mind threw up pictures of rump, fillet, sirloin and ribeye you’re INCORRECT. Lions eat the ‘WEIRD’ stuff first.

You see, the lion knows where the NUTRIENTS are found in the meat and eats those parts. And if the king of the jungle eats those things, it makes sense that we should too. Leave the muscle meats for the vultures and hyenas.

Here are 5 non-muscle meats to try out with recipes to make your introduction a bit easier:

1. Liver

Liver is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. Talk about a good reason to eat some!

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You’re getting vitamins, minerals, protein and fat in one tasty package. It’s full of the fatty acids that keep your brain healthy, plus it’s LOADED with iron and vitamin B12.

You can try chicken liver, beef liver or lamb’s liver. They are all good!

Try this recipe out and you’re bound to add liver to your diet at least once a week.