I am sure many of my readers tuned into the Oprah show this afternoon where the vegan diet was discussed in extent. Also featured on the show was Cargill Meat Solutions who gave Oprah full access into their meat processing plant! I unfortunately missed this part of the show due to weather interruptions but understand that they deserve a BIG pat on the back! If you would like a deeper overview of what happened on the Oprah show you can visit the Food for Thought Blog. It is an excellent source for topics in Agriculture… http://bloggingfoodforthought.blogspot.com
Everyone has the right to choose their own diets and should able to eat whatever they please. I do think that people should be provided with facts from credible sources while making those decisions. The USDA just came out with new dietary guidelines. They pointed out that American’s should be trimming their waistlines in order to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic disease. They recommended consumers do this by cutting back on fats, salts, added sugars and refined grains and eat more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry and seafood.
Did you know that Lean Beef is one of the most flavorful and efficient ways to meet the daily value for essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, protein and B-vitamins? A 3 oz. serving provides all those nutrients for an average 154 calories! Because it offers so many nutrients per calorie its easier on the waistline than empty-calorie foods. There are 29 cuts of beef that meet the government guidelines for “lean” such as Tenderloin, T-Bone steak, Sirloin, Flank Steak, and 95% Lean Ground Beef. So, next time you head to the grocery store in search of a healthy meal to prepare for yourself or your family consider the nutritional benefits of Lean Beef.
If any of you are from the Manhattan area you should check out the new Certified Angus Beef meat counter at the West Ray’s Apple Market. The personnel at the meat counter are very knowledgeable and would be more than happy to assist you in your beef selection or answer any questions you might have!
If you like to hunt for information on your own, check out my favorite websites on the right column of this blog. Their is a Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner link that is a great source!