3 Heart-Healthy Pork Recipes

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 pork, it's important to choose lean cuts like tenderloin — with just one gram of saturated fat per three-ounce serving, pork tenderloin is as lean as chicken breast . If you're unsure, look for pork that has less than two grams of saturated fat per serving; this is considered extra-lean pork and is the best choice where heart health is concerned.

To make your pork dish even better for your heart, cook it in heart-healthy cooking oil like olive, canola, peanut, sesame, or vegetable.

If you're looking for a few delicious heart-healthy pork recipes to get you started, we've got three we think you'll like.

Click here for our Pork Tenderloin with Warm Plum Salsa recipe.

Click here for our Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe.

Click here for our Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin recipe.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.