When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, there are a number of factors involved, but one of the most important is diet. One of the keys to heart-healthy eating is avoiding saturated fats and trans fat.
Beef, like other animal-based proteins, has naturally occurring saturated fat. When you’re cooking with steak, it’s important to choose lean cuts like eye of round, sirloin, and top round. If you’re unsure, look for steak that has less than two grams of saturated fat per 3½-ounce serving; this is considered extra-lean beef and is the best choice where heart health is concerned. Then, to make your steak even better for your heart, cook it in heart-healthy cooking oils like olive, canola, peanut, sesame, or vegetable.
If you’re looking for a few delicious heart-healthy steak recipes to get you started, we’ve got five we think you’ll like.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.