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Nutritious Facts

Steaks are very popular in many parts of the world but like any other food, too much or high consumption of them can lead to health problems such as increasing saturated fat intake as well the risk for heart diseases. Experts recommend to eat steaks with leaner meat in order to lessen the risks.

There are also several varieties or cuts of steaks to and your choice of, which to have will also significantly impact your health. Among them are the New York strip steak, filet mignon, T-bone steak and the porterhouse. Both the New York strip steak is and filet mignon are lean cuts of meat while the porterhouse steak and T-bone steak are both considered as large steaks. T-bone has less tenderloin compared to the porterhouse.

Here are helpful nutritional facts you need to know about the various types or cuts of steaks.

New York Strip Steak

This type of steak is cut from a cow’s short and tender loin section and is ideal for grilling or broiling. Experts recommend that it should be partnered with low-fat foods like grilled vegetables because despite the fact that it is a leaner cut, it still contains a large amount of saturated fat.

A broiled steak,which is about 3 oz. in serving, could have 264 calories in the form of protein and fat.  There is 22grams of fat and proteins composed of 18 amino acids nine of which are essential.Examples are phenylalanine and tyrosine, which are amino acids that affect the nervous system, boost mood, reduce pain and assist memory according to experts. A serving of New York strip steak contains 18.8grams of fat and 40% of this is saturated fat, which can lead to high cholesterol.

New York strip steak also contains minerals like zinc, which is beneficial for the reproductive system, boosts the body’s immune system and assists in wound healing. Vitamins like the B-complex, especially B12 is also present on this cut.

Filet Mignon

A serving of 3 oz. Filet mignon including only the lean meat and trimmed of all fat will have 164 calories, 6.6 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of protein, 1.5 mg of iron and 4.5 mg of zinc.

T-Bone Steak

A 3 oz. serving of lean T-bone steak trimmed of all fat will have 161 calories, 7.4 grams of total fat, 2.6 grams of saturated fat, 22 grams of protein, 3.1 mg of iron and 4.3 mg of zinc.

Porterhouse Steak

A 3 oz. portion of lean porterhouse steak trimmed of all fat will have 180 calories, 9.5 grams of total fat, 3.3 grams of saturated fat, 22 grams of protein, 2.8 mg of iron and 4.3 mg of zinc. This cut has higher in calories, total fat and saturated fat compared to each of the other steaks.


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