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Love Your Heart this Valentines Day!

13 Feb

According to a recent survey of American consumers, a majority of Americans agree the best way to say “I love you” to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day is with a steak! And since lean beef is good for your heart, you are also saying I love you by serving a heart-healthy dinner.

What’s not to love? Lean beef…

Is A Nutritional Powerhouse:

  • On average, one 3-ounce serving of lean beef is only 154 calories yet a naturally rich source of 10 essential nutrients – including protein, iron, zinc and B-vitamins.

Is Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet:

  • New checkoff-funded research called BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) found that adding lean beef to the most recommended heart-healthy diet can lower heart disease risk by reducing levels of total and LDL “bad” cholesterol.

Contains Healthy Fat:

  • Half the fat in beef is monounsaturated, the same heart-healthy kind found in olive oil.

  • One-third of the saturated fat in beef is stearic acid, which has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol levels and is the same fat recognized in chocolate for its benefits.

Packs a Protein Punch:

  • Beef is an excellent source of protein, a powerful nutrient that helps strengthen and sustain bodies and hearts.

  • A substantial body of evidence shows protein can help in maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle and fueling physical activity – all of which play an important role in a healthful lifestyle and disease prevention.

Offers More than 29 Choices:

  • With more than 29 lean cuts of beef, including favorites like Flank steak, Tenderloin, 95 percent lean Ground Beef and T-Bone, it’s easy to find a variety of delicious, heart-healthy beef options for your next meal.

(Provided by Masters of Beef Advocacy)

Britt Farms cares about your heart! Enjoy this Valentines Day with a juicy steak and know that you are making a healthy choice!

Happy Valentines Day and American Heart Month!

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Beef Facts

 

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