Meat’s Role in a Heart-Healthy Diet

How to keep the beef, pork, and lamb without damaging your cholesterol.

from Cut Your Cholesterol

The Healthiest Cuts

Here is a chart to help you choose the leanest cuts. Remember to watch your portion size: 3 ounces of meat is about the size of a deck of cards or a computer mouse.

Cut of meat (3 ounces) Total fat (grams) Saturated fat (grams)
Chicken breast 3.0 0.9
Pork tenderloin 4.1 1.4
Extra lean top round 4.2 1.4
Extra lean eye round 4.2 1.5
Mock tender steak 4.7 1.6
Shoulder pot roast, boneless 5.7 1.8
Boneless pork sirloin chop 5.7 1.9
Round tip 5.9 2.0
Shoulder steak, boneless 6.0 1.9
Pork loin roast, boneless 6.1 2.2
Top sirloin 6.1 2.4
Bottom round 6.3 2.1
Pork top loin chop, boneless 6.6 2.3

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