Health Tip: Eating Red Meat


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.

Source: HealthDay

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