Did you know that beef is the #1 protein source of Vitamin B12 and Zinc? Although beef is sometimes unfairly thought of as unhealthy, the truth is, beef is one of the most nutrient rich foods available. The key is choosing the leanest cuts of beef to gain the extraordinary health benefits while avoiding any unnecessary fat. Below are the best of the best to choose from.
Extra Lean Beef (3.5 ounce portion containing less than 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol)
Eye of Round Roast
Top Round Steak
Mock Tender Steak
Bottom Round Roast
Top Sirloin Steak
Lean beef (3.5 ounce portion containing less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol)
95% lean ground beef
Chuck shoulder roast
Arm pot roast
While shopping for beef, pay careful attention to the cut. “Prime” is typically higher in fat while “Choice” or “Select” are leaner. And of course, beef should be eaten in moderation. For most healthy individuals, it’s fine to eat beef a couple of times a week.
The Venice Nutrition Team
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