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Today's beef isn't your grandparents' BEEF IN ITS NEW PRIME steak. Thanks to leaner cuts and science showing beef fits in healthful dietary patterns, Americans can feel good about enjoying lean beef and its nutrition benefits. What today's beef brings to the table That's good news since people love beef. America's farmers and ranchers support significant nutrition scientific research and Nearly 3 in 4 consumers (71%) listed beef as the education to bring first or among their top protein choices leaner beef to the table. for a meal. FAT IT'S TIME TO RETHINK BEEF'S FAT PROFILE. Beef contributes 5% of calories of saturated fat in our diets 98% and 10% or less of total and comes from foods other than beef. saturated fat in Americans' diets. 26 years after the 1980 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans encouraged More than 80% two-thirds (69%) decrease in of whole muscle people to "trim excess fat external fat cuts eaten at home* off meats", there's been meet government guidelines for lean. retail beef cuts some real change. *cooked and trimmed Eighteen of the top 25 most popular beef whole muscle cuts are lean. 95% lean ground beef is one of the fastest growing segments of beef purchases Many of Americans' favorite cuts such as top sirloin, tenderloin (filet mignon), top loin (strip) steak and 93% lean, or leaner, ground beef are lean. A 3-oz. serving (the size of a deck of Farmers and ranchers are cards) contains 150 calories and 10 Fat in today's beef: / selecting breeds that produce important nutrients including: 50%- leaner meat. protein • niacin (Approximately) is heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. B12 • iron zinc OL' BEEF BELIEFS THAT SHOULD BE PUT OUT TO PASTURE "Americans eat large portions of beef." People consume beef in moderation within dietary REALITY guidelines: 5.5 ounces per day. Daily beef consump- tion: less than 2 ounces a day, on average. 5.5 oz. 2 oz. daily "Beef contributes to overweight/obesity." 80 Ibs. While waistlines may be REALITY expanding, Americans are decreasing their intake of beef. Average annual U.S. per capita beef consump- 61 Ibs. tion has decreased since 1970 1980 1990 2009 the 1970s. "Typical beef meal = hamburger with French fries and a Hamburgers are NOT the most popular way to eat ground beef at home. Beef is a versatile partner to other healthy foods. Spaghetti is REALITY malt, a.k.a. the '"Western diet." most common way Americans enjoy ground beef. TOUGH TO CHEW Many conclusions that inform current public health recommendations on beef are based on consumption data reflecting the beef people consumed decades ago. This beef is not today's beef. 44% in available reduction Since then, changes in breeding and manage- ment along with trimming practices of processors, retailers, and food total fat service operators has led to reduction in fat. 29% 34% reduction in saturated Less fat in sirloin fat contribuțion to the steak than in the 1960s U.S. food supply. A CUT ABOVE OBSERVATIONAL DATA Randomized clinical trials (RCTS) The BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) study, a well-controlled RCT, shows lean beef can be part of a solution to one of America's greatest health challenges: RCT's help establish cause and effect relationships to inform the role of certain foods and nutrients on health and disease prevention. eating for a healthy heart. • 36 BOLD randomized control trial Findings particpants Participants were randomly Eating lean beef, as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle, can lower LDL cholesterol as much as any other recommended heart- 30-65 assigned to a treatment order and in a cross-over design, consumed four different diets for five weeks each: years old with moderately elevated cholesterol • BOLD healthy diet. • BOLD-PLUS • DASH Lower LDL 10% • Healthy American Diet (HAD) cholesterol


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