Red meat consumed in moderation has its health benefits. Quality steaks are packed with protein that is vital for muscle growth and recovery, as well as high amounts of vitamin B-12 and iron which keeps red blood cells healthy and boosts the immune system. Knowing the different cuts of steaks can help when ordering at a restaurant.
Before anything else, it’s important to note that the American Heart Association has recommended limiting the consumption of lean meat, poultry, and seafood consumption to six ounces per day. A lean cut of beef is defined as a 3.5-ounce serving that contains less than 10 grams total fat, 4.5 grams saturated fat, and 95 milligrams cholesterol. An extra-lean cut as a 3.5-ounce serving contains less than 5 grams total fat, 2 grams saturated fat, and 95 milligrams of cholesterol. The extra lean cuts are eye of round roast, sirloin tip side, top round roast, bottom round roast, and top sirloin steak.