How to shed excess weight without depriving yourself of your favourite foods, including red meat, and maintain muscle mass and heart health.
A study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center shows that healthy, higher-protein diets, including lean beef, can be beneficial to not only weight loss but also maintaining muscle mass and heart health. The study is in line with ongoing research on the importance of lean protein for weight loss. To kick your healthy eating plan into high gear, try these tips:
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Recipe courtesy of the Beef Checkoff
Total time: 25-35 minutes
To prepare Colorful Vegetables: Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper strips; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add the mushrooms, zucchini, cumin, salt and black pepper; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Add the tomatoes and green onions; cook and stir for 1 minute.