Feel Good About Loving Beef
Isn’t it great that a food you crave can be so good for you too?
Beef is easy to love because it tastes so great, but it’s also a naturally nutrient-rich source of ten essential nutrients. The protein in beef helps strengthen and sustain your body. Evidence shows that protein plays an important role in maintaining healthy weight, building muscle and fueling physical activity.
And when you’ve got all that going for you, you and your loved ones are one big step closer to a healthier lifestyle and at lower risk for disease.
You should know that there are 29 cuts of beef that meet government guidelines for lean. Each one contains less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving.
So "go lean with protein" while following the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
Eating Lean Beef Daily Can Help Lower Cholesterol - learn about the latest research on beef as part of a heart-healthy diet.
Lean Beef and the Dietary Guidelines - learn how lean beef fits into a healthy diet that incorporates the U.S. Dietary Guidelines
Power of Protein - A growing body of evidence suggests protein is important in preventing chronic disease and weight loss. Find out more about the benefits of lean protein in your diet with the following Fact Sheets.
Beef Nutrients – learn about beef’s nutrient package
Lean Beef Cuts - Get the skinny on beef and find how it compares to chicken and learn about the 29 lean cuts of beef.
Reducing Fat in Ground Beef - Rinsing cooked ground beef crumbles is a simple way to reduce fat.
Use of Hormones in Beef Production – Fact Sheet from Iowa State University Extension Service
Nutrition links –
- Beefnutrition.org - A site specifically for those working in the nutrition field.
- School-wellness.org - This Web site provides a variety of tools to help teachers, school wellness leaders, health professionals and families address the nutrition and health challenges facing the youth of today.
- Family-mealtimes.org – a site for families needing help with healthy family meals