Texas Longhorn Beef For a Healthy Style

How meats compare nutritionally
(information based on 3.5 oz. serving)

Meat Calories Protein(gms) Fat(gms) Cholesterol(gms) 
Ground Beef 289 24.1 20.7  90.0
Lean Ground 272 24.7 18.5 87.7
Chicken, dk 205 27.4 9.7 93.8
Lamb Chop  216  30.0  9.7 95.8
Pork Loin  190  28.6  9.8 79.6
Pork Chops  202  30.2  8.1 82.7
Lamb Leg 191 28.3 7.7 89.7
Pot Roast  210  33.0  7.6 101.0
Venison  207  33.5  6.4 4.0 
Turkey  170  29.3  5.0 76.6
Top Round 180 31.7 4.9 84.6
Chicken, Wht 173 30.9 4.5 85.7
Longhorn 140 25.5 3.7 61.5

Thanks to Texas Longhorn beef, today's heatlh-conscious consumer doesn't have to avoid tender juicy steaks. Not only is Longhorn beef leaner than that of other breeds, it is also lower in saturated fats. The flavorful Longhorn beef has less cholesterol and calories than chicken. Definitely good news for a healthy lifestyle!!

Including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet can positively impact blood cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that eating lean beef can help increase "good" cholesterol and reduce "bad" cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.

Beef is the number one source of protein, zinc and Vitamin B12, and the third best source of iron in the food supply. You'd have to eat almost 12 cans of tuna to get the equivalent amount of zinc in one 3 oz. serving of beef. It takes seven chicken breasts to equal the Vitamin B12 in one 3 oz. serving of beef. Beef is also a good source of selenium, providing 20-30% of the recommended daily allowance for men and women. Recent research has found that selenium may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain type of cancer (such as prostate) as well as enhance the body's ability to fight infections.

"Red meat is really a treasure trove of nutrients, including protein, iron, vitamin B12, and more. One of the healthiest red meats is Longhorn beef, which is extremely low in fat."

---Cliff Sheats, certified clinical nutritionist, and nationally recognized author of Lean Bodies, Total Fitness.