Too much red meat can be bad for your heart and general health. Red meat tends to be higher in both saturated fat and cholesterol.
The American Heart Association recommends:
- In lieu of red meat, opt for skinless chicken or turkey, fish or beans.
- If you really love red meat, watch how much you eat.
- Stick to a healthy portion size, which for red meat is about the size of a deck of cards.
- Look for leaner cuts, possibly labeled as sirloin, round or loin.
- Before you cook, cut away visible fat. After cooking, pour off the fat from the pan before eating.
- Healthier ways of preparing meat include stewing, broiling or baking.