Thursday, August 14, 2008

Meat is Good for your Health

Healthy diet can include lean meat
August 13, 2008

Meat lovers, you can still enjoy meat on a heart-healthy diet. In fact, the American Heart Association says that meat has a place in a heart-healthy diet, as long as the meat is lean and the daily portion does not exceed two 3-ounce servings (or a total of 6 ounces of cooked meat for the day). Use a deck of cards to visualize a 3-ounce portion.

Certain cuts of meat are leaner than others. When selecting beef, look for the words "round" or "loin" in the name. Eye of round, top round steak or tenderloin are lean cuts of beef. For pork or lamb, look for the words "loin" or "leg." Read More

So many times we see vegan groups claiming that meat cannot be included in a healthy diet, but that is just not true. There are many cuts of meat which are very lean and can be included into any diet. A balanced diet which includes meat and dairy products will always be a sensible diet, especially for children.

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