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Check Out The Extra Lean Cuts Of Beef Everybody Can Eat

Many people are lovers of beef and pork that each time any article is written condemning them, it is not a good news to them. Well if you are in that category, you need to read this article carefully.

There is nothing wrong with beef or pork, but the culprit that gave them the bad wrap is saturated fats. Saturated fats is the major cause of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the world today. That is why it's risk factors are regarded as a medical emergency.

How to eliminate saturated fats from our diet is the major reason why most health authorities and dieticians emphasize on doing away with beef which is a major source of saturated fats in our diet.

However the good news is that not all cuts in beef and pork contains unhealthy levels of saturated fats. These cuts that have healthy levels of saturated fats are called lean meats.

According to USDA, a lean meat is any 3.5 ounces of meat ( 100 g) that have less than 10 g of total fats or less than 4.5 g of saturated fats or less than .95 mg of cholesterol.

An extra lean cut is defined as any 3.5 ounces of meat (100 g) that have less than 5 g of total fats or less than 2 g of saturated fats, and less than 0.95 mg of cholesterol.

Beef has portions ( cuts) that qualify both as lean meat or extra lean meat. So beef and pork are not totally condemnable. The only thing that is needed is to find out those beef steaks that are healthy

That is the purpose of this article. We want to guide you on those beef steaks you can conveniently buy if you are watching your weight or dieting for any other purpose.

According to, extra lean cuts of beef are those areas in the diagram below marked as:

1. Eye of round roast and steak.

2. Sirloin tip Side steak round roast and steak.

4. Bottom round roast and steak.

5. top sirloin steak.

According to mayo, these cuts of meat that you can see in the picture above have less than 5 percent total fats and less than 2 percent saturated fats and 0.95 cholesterol.

These are the meat portions identified as extra lean cuts of beef. You may take these portions in moderation without fear of cholesterol or weight gain.

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