The Nutritional Benefits of Lean Beef



Lean beef is it really packed with many of the nutrients your body needed? Lean Beef is not the other white meat but it packs a big punch when it comes to having the competitive edge. Lean beef is packed with nutrients and is a main source of protein.

The key is to eat lean cuts of beef. The government guidelines for lean means it contains less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 9.5 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.

A 3 ounce cut of lean beef meets these requirements. Beef eaten occasionally can supply you with many of the essential nutrients you need and it can also add some variety to your eating plan.

I enjoy New York Strip, London Broil, Top Sirloin Steak and Ground Top Sirloin. These are all extra lean cuts of beef and I usually partake once a week of these delicious, nutritious foods. A variety of foods is one of the keys to been successful in obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Regardless of whether you eat beef, chicken, or fish, you should limit the amount of lean meat you eat daily to no more than 6 ounces, as recommended by the American Heart Association. Remember one serving of meat is 3 ounces, not a 12 ounce top sirloin steak or a 16 ounce porterhouse.

Your body need protein and iron and if you like to eat meat then in moderation it's okay. Remeber the best way to cook meat is grill, broil or bake, don't add extra calories by frying.


Test your knowledge below, when it comes to beef.


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Now that you know the benefits of beef, treat yourself to a lean cut. Variety is the key to success. So every now and then add some beef to your meal plan and reap the benefits.


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