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Calories in Beef

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What Are The Health Benefits of Beef?

Going to the supermarket to buy beef can be a difficult task due to all the different cuts available. All the cuts are meat obtained from either cows, bulls, heifers, or steers, but vary in their nutritional content. Each cut provides its own benefits, but in general the health benefits of beef include a great amount of protein, vitamin B12 and B6, and phosphorus and iron. Different cuts also provide other minerals, for example lean beef is a good source of zinc. Despite these benefits, one may still wonder: is beef bad for you? Although high in cholesterol and saturated fats, which can increase the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, in moderation and as part of a well-balanced meal, for example with a large side of vegetables, beef can be a nutritious part of your diet.

What Is Low Calorie Beef?

Some cuts of beef are lower in calories than others. Those cuts that are the healthiest are those that are lowest in fat and cholesterol. These include the bottom round roast, eye of round roast, mock tender steak, top round steak, and top sirloin steak. They are classified as extra-lean beef. Those cuts classifies as lean beef include tenderloin steak, shoulder steak, and chuck shoulder roast, among others. These cuts can be incorporated into low calorie beef recipes or grilled and eaten alone.