Meat

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Canadians eat too much meat on a weekly basis.

Meat is a great source of protein for muscle growth, contains iron and B12,  boosts the immune system and keeps our red blood cells healthy. But we only need a 3 ½ oz serving for a meal – which is about the size of your palm,  much less than you’re used to!

The key is to minimize those cuts with excess fat which raises the calories, saturated fat and cholesterol and can lead to serious disease.

Avoid beef ribs, rib eyes, regular ground beef and prime rib which can have over 300 calories and 25 gm of fat per 3 ½ oz serving.

Enjoy sirloin tip, filet mignon, flank steak, new york strip, top round and extra lean beef which have roughly 175 cal and 8 gm of fat per serving.

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