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Lamb, a staple in many Mediterranean diets, offers a myriad of health benefits. This red meat, which comes from sheep less than a year old, is considered by many to be the most nutritious type of meat readily available in worldwide markets. Lamb helps increase your vitamin, iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium intake. Lamb isn't nearly as popular in the United States as it is in other countries. On average, an American eats less than one pound of lamb annually.

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1. Lamb is an excellent source of iron.

Lamb is loaded with iron and calcium, which help the body produce new red blood cells and keep existing cells oxygenated. Iron wards off anemia and reduces tiredness and fatigue. An iron-rich diet also helps fight insomnia.

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