Steakhouse menus may be overwhelming. How about a steak? Some steak cuts are significantly fattier and calorie-dense than others, which might harm your health.
Which steak should you avoid to make healthier eating choices? We consulted a medical board specialist.
Ribeye is a bad steak. It's fatty and saturated. This sort of fat can elevate 'unhealthy' LDL cholesterol and block arteries.
A normal ribeye steak has 63 grammes of fat (96% DV), 28 grammes of saturated fat (140% DV).
Consuming too much saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol, which increases heart disease and stroke risk.
Ribeye has more fat than other steaks, making it more caloric and adding extra calories. An 847-calorie ribeye steak serves.
Top sirloin is the leanest steak choice. Top sirloin has 207 calories, 12 grammes of fat, and 4.8 saturated. Top sirloin steak has 23 grammes of protein per 3 ounces.
It's certainly ok to indulge in this steak every now and then. And if you include veggies, that's even better.
If you're cooking steak at home, add Roasted Parmesan Asparagus, Balsamic Zucchini Sauté, or Garlic Lemon Spinach.