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Meat and the Low-Fat Diet

Many people think they cannot have meat, especially red meat, in their diets if they are trying to lower their cholesterol.

Think about the following:

  • Select lean cuts of meat. Choose "loin" or "round" cuts graded "USDA Select" or "Choice." Avoid choosing cuts graded "Prime." Choose cuts of pork that have "loin" or "leg" in their name.
  • Trim the visible fat from meat, and remove the skin from poultry.
  • Use low-fat cooking methods and rinse cooked ground beef with water to reduce its fat content before adding it to other ingredients.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carl Orringer, MD - Cardiology, Clinical Lipidology
Current as of January 24, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 24, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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