How can I make healthy choices when it comes to red meat or luncheon meat?

Red meat. Meat is graded based on its fat content. Choose lower fat cuts such as Choice or Select rather than higher fat Prime. Ask the butcher to cut 4-ounce servings of raw meat (on cooking, they will shrink to a 3-ounce serving).

Luncheon meat. Look for lean or 95% fat-free meats (by weight) with 30–55 calories per once and 3 grams of fat or less per ounce.

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