Yes I know we’d all love to have a juicy steak. However, many of us have learned that animal fats are artery cloggers.
Red meat should be a once-a-month treat, not a regular diet item. Choose a lean cut, trim off the fat. The Mayo Clinic suggests these extra lean cute: eye of round roast or steak, sirloin tip side steak, top round roast and steak, bottom round roast and steak and top sirloin steak.
Limit the serving to 4 ounces not 8 or 16! A redmeat serving should be a maximum the size of a deck of card s.
Avoid Bernaise or steak sauce or gravy. These also add fats and calories.
That double cheeseburger is also a nono. Where do I start? The cheeseburger is loaded with way too much red meat. Next the cheese is processed and high in trans fats. The sesame seed bun is full of processed carbs. Mayo?Fried onions?Sauce?A side of fries?That seemingly harmless cheeseburger is friend. It contains about a thousand calories of fat and processed meats and dairy.
9. Fried Foods
Saturated fats are bad for you. Add to that the fact that restaurants use their frying oil over and over again, making it even more saturated.
How you fry food also makes a big difference. In Spain they cook with olive oil. There is no known link between frying in olive oil and heart problems.
10. Breaded Chicken
Those of you who have read the article and are feeling righteous about choosing the chicken sandwich on a wholewheat pita or bun at the drive through can forget patting yourself on the back. The chicken is often breaded and fried. That bun—while wholewheat is high in refined carbs.
What are the Answers?
Eat fresh as often as possible.
Choose vegetables and fruits.
Eat fruit and vegetable in season and freeze for later. Fresh is best but frozen is next best. Never canned. There is too much sodium.
Limit serving size.
Avoid fried and breaded foods.
Drink lots of water and avoid sugary drinks.
Eat five or six small meals a day rather than three big ones.
And remember: get your body moving. Even with eating good foods, your heart is a muscle. It requires exercise!