Eating Less Red Meat

Edis Mehidic
CLC Holly Creek, Centennial, Colorado

We know that red meat tastes great, but The World Health Organization released information in October 2015, stating that consumption of red meat and processed meat can increase cancer risk. What’s a diner to do?

Before you swap that sirloin for shiitakes, turning vegetarian – or even vegan, isn’t necessary. Hang on just a moment. To assist consumers in meat selection, the World Health Organization and experts have suggested that you swap your normal red meat option to extra lean meat that contains less than 5 grams of total fat and less than 2 grams of saturated fat. Also consider lean meat that contains less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat.

For example Chuck, Top Loin, Tender Loin, T-Bone Steak, Round, and Pork Tenderloin are extra lean meats. We can make a change in our diet by simply eating a meat-free meal and substituting red meat with foods that have protein. Such as fish, chicken, turkey, nuts, beans, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. Making these kinds of decisions is a good choice.

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