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Be BOLD With Beef This Christmas!

 What’s the best kept secret in America? If you ask me, it’s the health benefits of beef! Often given a bad reputation for its fat content, new research is indicating that heart-healthy beef can lower cholesterol. Great news for beef eaters like myself who plan to enjoy tasty Christmas meals of prime rib and brisket this weekend!

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a new study called, “Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD),” shows heart-healthy dietary patterns that contain lean beef elicit favorable effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) lipid and lipoprotein risk factors. These results provide support for including lean beef in a heart-healthy dietary pattern.

You can read more about this study here: Beef Can Play A Role In Cholesterol-Lowering Diet.

I think Daren Williams, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) executive director of communications and blogger at Beef Man Bloggeth, says it best when he writes, “Behold, beef lovers, I bring you BOLD news of great joy! A new study published in the January 2012 edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating 4.0-5.4 oz. of lean beef daily as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet can help lower LDL (”bad”) cholesterol by 10%! I love it when science validates common sense and real-life experience!”

You can read Williams’ post here.

‘Tis the season to celebrate with family gathered around the dinner table. Today, I’m offering another chance to win fun prizes. Simply answer this question in the comments section below to enter:

How do you enjoy cholesterol-lowering, heart healthy beef at Christmas?

On Thursday, we will announce the winners who will take home a copy of “Levi’s Lost Calf” or a $100 VISA Beef Bucks Gift card, courtesy of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary! You can also enter by answering Monday’s question, as well as stopping by tomorrow to participate in the final question in this week’s series. These prizes are our way of saying thanks to you, our readers, during the holiday season! Thanks for being a part of this community.

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