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Red meat - really that scary?


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Red meat - really that scary?

Mojave | Jul 5, 2012 01:32 PM

I used to never eat red meat but started to eat very lean ground beef and the occasional filet at a restaurant mostly because of my new husband who eats the equivalent of what 3 people can eat and needs meat at every meal. If you've ever been to Chicago and ordered deep dish pizza, he has eaten half of a deep dish pizza meant to feed 5 people. He is not overweight at all (he's recently lost about 15 lbs because of this relentless heat we've been having) but fortunate to have one of those metabolisms plus he also has a very labor intensive job which makes him even hungrier.

Anyway because I never used it eat red meat I know absolutely NOTHING about it and it is starting to make daily home cooking difficult. Because of a family history of heart attacks and early deaths (ie in their 40s) I am afraid of making poor nutritional choices, yet don't want him to starve to death. He does not care for pork except for the occasional bacon and pepperoni. He is getting sick of chicken breasts and won't even look at ground turkey any more lol. He likes fish but only a day or so a week (I agree with this).


Is red meat REALLY as scary as it is made out to be?

What are the leanest cuts of meat/steaks?

What can you tell me about the different types of steaks out there?

What should I absolutely stay away from no matter what?

I'm completely uneducated about red-meat so please keep this in mind, I know nothin'!

Thanks for your help :)

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