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Beef in a Heart Healthy Diet
With the New Year approaching, today’s retail shoppers often look to their local grocery store for guidance when it comes to planning delicious, nutritious meals. Helps shoppers maintain meal planning momentum into Heart Health Month by reminding them that even their favorite foods, like lean beef, can fit comfortably on a heart-healthy plate.
Beef is a nutrient-dense food that can support a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. In fact, numerous research studies have shown that incorporating lean beef in a heart-healthy diet can maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.1 A 3-oz serving of lean beef has about 170 calories on average and is a natural source of 10 essential nutrients like protein, B-vitamins, iron, and zinc.2
The truth is any cut of beef can be consumed as part of an overall healthy dietary pattern. Plus, many beef cuts sold at the grocery store meet government guidelines for “lean,” and that includes many popular favorites like Strip Steak, Flank Steak, and even Tenderloin. ii,3
Check out the Research: There are over 20 scientific studies that support the role of lean beef in a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. Catch up on some of the research covering the relationship between beef consumption and heart health:
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