Monday, July 18, 2011

WebLove: Men’s Health Mythbuster

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a feature story from the latest issue of Glamour that praised hamburgers as the best pick at the barbecue. Today, I was glad to see the guys are getting the good news, too, in Men’s Health’s 15 Biggest Nutrition Myths,” which I saw today via Fitbie.

And if that’s not enough reason to add more beef to your diet, keep these facts in mind:
  • Lean beef is an easy, low-calorie way to get the nutrition you need, including nearly 50 percent of your daily protein and 10 essential nutrients necessary for a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides all of the essential amino acids you need in about 150 calories on average. The same effect from plant protein requires 2- to 3- times more servings and many more calories.
  • There are more than 29 cuts of beef that meet government guidelines for lean, such as the tenderloin, T-bone steak and 95 percent lean ground beef.