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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carl Orringer, MD - Cardiology, Clinical Lipidology

Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015