Red meats contain more saturated fat and cholesterol then most other protein sources. Therefore, most health professionals recommend that you limit the amount of red meat that you consume. However, when you do eat meat, here are six tips that will help you choose leaner cuts and prepare them in more healthful ways.
1. Always trim all visible fat from meat before cooking.
2. Be aware that generally the higher the grade of meat, the more fat it contains.
3. When a recipe calls for browning the meat in a frying pan, broil it instead.
4. Be aware that sausage and lunch meats are extremely high in saturated fat and also in sodium.
5. Cook meat and roasts on a rack. The preferred cooking methods are broiling, roasting, baking, and grilling.
6. Regardless of the grade or cut, the fat in red meat is mostly saturated fat. This is the fat that your body turns into cholesterol.
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