Which Are The HEALTHIEST Meat Products? | Dr. Steven Gundry

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends choosing lean cuts of ground beef labeled 90 percent lean or higher. The American Heart Association conveys that eating meat is fine, but it is best to choose leaner cuts and keep portion sizes to 2 to 3 ounces. Examples of lean cuts of meat are usually those that say sirloin, loin or round on the labels.

According to the USDA, a top sirloin beef steak contains only 4.3 grams of fat, 1.6 grams saturated fat and 150 calories in a 3-ounce serving. The same serving offers 26.2 grams of protein. This 3-ounce portion of healthy beef steak provides 44 percent of your recommended daily value of zinc and 52 percent of your recommended daily value of B12. It also contains plenty of vitamins B3 and B6, as well as choline and selenium. Similar benefits are found in beef round and 97 percent lean ground beef.

Pork is also a healthy option when cuts such as tenderloin and loin are chosen. Roasted pork tenderloin contains only 3 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat and 122 calories in a 3-ounce serving. Pork loin is similar, but contains more fat at 11.8 grams and 4.4 grams saturated fat. Nutrition-wise, a 3-ounce serving of pork tenderloin offers 22.2 grams of protein, 19 percent of the recommended daily value of zinc and 20 percent of the recommended daily value of B12, as well as phosphorus and selenium in high amounts.