3 Tips to Eating Beef and Staying Healthy

Learn how to enjoy lean beef with these tips from The Doctors.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | July/August 2012
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    1. Go lean! Here's what to look for.

    Choose round, sirloin, or tenderloin (including New York strip and filet mignon); these cuts have about the same amount of fat as a piece of skinless chicken breast. Avoid prime and T-bone.

    2. Spring for grass-fed if you can find it.

    It’s more expensive, but it has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef.

    3. It sounds obvious, but—eat less.

    The perfect meat portion is three ounces (about the size of a deck of cards), which is a lot smaller than many restaurant portions. 


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    • george e kerrigan

      Choose strip or fillet mignon but avoid T-bone??? Does the writer, editor or publisher of Reader’s Digest ever read? A T-bone steak (and also a Porterhouse) are nothing more than a strip steak and a small piece of tenderloin (fillet mignon) separated by a T-shaped bone. So why is a strip steak good and a T-bone bad? Never mind go read more before avowing to instruct the already confused reader audience.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AldoVipp Aldo Vipp

      beef or any kind of meat is not healthy at all  it has much more bad offers then 1 good   it makes you older and full of cancer plus fat and cholesterol    you want to have the best for you body go raw or vegan..

      • Latt3365

        Meat, chicken, fish, fruit and veggies are fine just eat in moderation. Staying away from man made food…processed food is the trick to eating well.