Health Tip: Trim the Fat From Meat
-- If you're a meat eater, take steps to make healthier, leaner choices and trim the fat.
The American Heart Association offers these suggestions:
- Watch your intake of red meat (beef, lamb and pork), which contains saturated fats and cholesterol.
- Skinless poultry, chicken, fish (especially salmon) and vegetable proteins are healthier choices.
- Beans, split peas, lentils and black-eyed peas are cholesterol-free protein choices.
- Cook meat by baking, grilling or broiling, and trim off visible fat before cooking.
Posted: May 2014