Beef in a Healthy Diet:


  • On average, a 3-oz. serving of lean beef is about 150 calories. See which cuts meat USDA standards for lean.
  • Beef is an excellent source of 10 essential nutrients, including protein, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and niacin.
  • Many of the most popular beef cuts sold at retail are lean, including you’re favorite cuts like T-Bone, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin and more.


  • The health and media communities are ready for American Heart Month in February.
  • Recently, the US News & World Report recognized the DASH diet, the gold standard for heart-healthy diets, as the “Best Overall Diet” and “Best Diet for Healthy Eating” in their annual best diets list.
  • And in the January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a BOLD new twist on the DASH diet – substituting lean beef for white meat – improved heart disease risk factors across the board.

The Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study, conducted by researchers at The Pennsylvania State University, found consuming lean beef daily as part of a heart-healthy diet lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10 percent, which was just as effective as the DASH diet.1 This research provides convincing support that nutrient-rich lean beef can be an everyday part of a heart-healthy diet.
Big news for beef lovers!


1.Roussell MA, Hill AM,Gaugler, TL, West SG, Vanden Heuvel JP, Alaupovic P, Gillies PJ, Kris-Etherton PM. Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) Study- Effects on Lipids, Lipoproteins and Apolipoproteins. Am J Clin Nutr 2012; 95(1):9-16.

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