Beef is Part of a Healthy Diet!

Beef Recipes, Cuts, Cooking Methods and Nutrition

Beef WISE Study – (Weight Improvement, Satisfaction and Energy)

Beef is part of a healthy, weight friendly diet!

“We know higher-protein diets are popular and effective strategies to lose weight. Can lean beef have a role in these weight loss diets without negatively impacting heart health?

New research, funded by the beef checkoff, shows it can! In a study released this month, researchers found that, when combined with exercise, lean beef is just as effective as other protein choices to help people achieve important health goals such as weight loss and muscle mass maintenance while supporting a healthy heart.  Information points were shared by Master’s of Beef Advocacy.  Thank you Beef Checkoff for funding the research.” – Ryan Goodman, Director, Grassroots Advocacy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff

Here are some facts about the study:  Beef-WISE-Digital-Tip-Sheet

Here are some Diet Tips from the Study:  Beef-WISE-What-to-Eat-Tip-Sheet

If you would like to read the report from the study, you can find it here:  Beef Wise Study 2017

Recommended Reading –

“The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet”  by Nina Teicholz   Check out her site for more information:  Click here! 

Beef It’s What’s For Dinner   –  Our favorite consumer link for complete cooking instructions, recipes and nutritional facts for beef.  Check it out today!  __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lean Beef Flash Facts (courtesy of Beef It’s What’s For Dinner )

(Based on a 3 oz. serving)

  • Nearly half of the daily value for protein
  • Less than 10 grams of fat
  • 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat
  • Less than 95 mg of cholesterol

Besides just tasting great, the nutrients in lean beef, such as protein, iron and B-vitamins can help satisfy you and maintain a healthy weight, build muscles and fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. Oh, how could we forget?! Research suggests that eating lean beef can also improve cholesterol levels! Kind of a big deal.

New USDA data show 29 beef cuts are lean:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Release 18 of its Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the new data show 29 cuts of beef meet government guidelines for lean. USDA’s definition of lean means cuts containing less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3-ounce serving. The list of lean beef cuts includes many traditional favorites like tenderloin and T-bone plus new cuts available as a result of the check-off-funded muscle-profiling project, including the Western Griller and Ranch Steaks. The beef check-off program partners with USDA to fund the analysis of beef cuts to be sure the beef nutrient data remains up-to-date and accurate. This update is important because USDA’s nutrient database of nearly 500,000 food products serves as the nutrient data source for government nutrition programs and many epidemiological studies analyzing associations between food consumption patterns and health.
 
Chart of retail cuts of beef