New Year, New You – Choose Beef
It’s not too late to start your New Year’s resolution! If adapting a healthier lifestyle is at the top of the list, the Certified Hereford Beef® team recommends beefing up your meal prep recipes with some Certified Hereford Beef cuts.
Award-winning cardiologist and longtime Wisconsin Hereford breeder Dr. Steven Merry shares the benefits of beef in a healthy diet.
“A 3-ounce serving of lean beef offers more than 10% of your daily value of protein, vitamins and minerals, while simultaneously costing less than 10% of your daily caloric intake,” says Dr. Merry. “That’s a lot of bang for your buck! “Lean” beef is considered to be 90% lean or greater and is packed full of Zinc, Iron, B Vitamins and 25 grams of protein of which is necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.”
When you are looking for lean beef choices, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.® advises to choose cuts with “round” or “loin” in the name. According to its website “a cut of cooked fresh meat is considered “lean” when it contains less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol per 100 grams (3 ½ oz) and per Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC), which is 85 grams (3 oz).”
Here are a few most popular options:
- Top sirloin steak
- Strip steak (top loin steak)
- Tenderloin steak
- 93% lean ground beef
“Medicine, food and people are not how they once were 40 years ago when I started as a doctor. Lean beef can absolutely be a part of a healthy lifestyle. It is a complete protein, full of vitamins and minerals,” explains Dr. Merry.
To learn more about each cut and where it’s located visit Certified Hereford Beef’s “Cuts of Beef”
page. Visit here to find recipes for specific cuts.