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How to Make Red Meat Part Of a Healthy Diet

Watch more Healthy Eating videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make red meat part of a healthy diet with a few simple changes to your habits. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose lean cuts Buy lean cuts of beef with minimal outside fat and minimal marbling. Cuts from the loin are best. Ask your butcher for suggestions. Tip Remember the "10-4-4" rule: no more than 10 grams total fat and 4 grams saturated fat in a 4-ounce serving. Step 2: Trim the fat Trim excess fat from beef before cooking. Trimming fat can reduce your saturated fat intake by as much as half. Step 3: Avoid processed meats Don't buy processed meats or factory-ground hamburger, which often contains extra saturated fat. Ask your butcher to custom-grind your hamburger from lean cuts of beef. Step 4: Grill carefully Take it easy on the grill. Charring beef at high temperatures produces carcinogens in the meat. Step 5: Eat smaller portions Limit red meat to 3- or 4-ounce portions, and don't eat more than 12 ounces total per week. Tip Use a kitchen scale so you know exactly how much red meat you're consuming. Step 6: Be creative Be creative with your meals. Make red meat an accent or a side dish instead an entree. Add small amounts to dishes like stir-fry, salad, and soup. Step 7: Try buffalo Try a buffalo steak or burger. Buffalo is a healthy alternative to beef because it has less fat, calories, and cholesterol than beef and has more protein and iron. Did You Know? The average American eats nearly 200 pounds of meat, fish, and poultry each year, 50 pounds more than in the 1950s.
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