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Health Tip: Eating Red Meat

Watch how much you consume

(HealthDay News) -- Too much red meat can be bad for your heart and general health. Red meat tends to be higher in both saturated fat and cholesterol.

The American Heart Association recommends:

  • In lieu of red meat, opt for skinless chicken or turkey, fish or beans.
  • If you really love red meat, watch how much you eat.
  • Stick to a healthy portion size, which for red meat is about the size of a deck of cards.
  • Look for leaner cuts, possibly labeled as sirloin, round or loin.
  • Before you cook, cut away visible fat. After cooking, pour off the fat from the pan before eating.
  • Healthier ways of preparing meat include stewing, broiling or baking.

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