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Turkey Versus Beef | Which Is The Healthier Choice?

Eating healthy can be tricky and sometimes hard to get started with. Have you ever gotten into a debate with a friend about which one is healthier: Turkey or beef?

Some say that turkey is a healthier choice for various reasons including the fact that it has a lower fat content.  But is turkey really better for you than red meat?

Below are a few facts about turkey and beef, and whether or not turkey is a better choice:

Which one has a lower calorie count?

People have a tendency to pick turkey over beef because rumor is; turkey has less fat then beef.  The truth its, you can get beef that is just as healthy if you choose the right cut of it.  Instead of choosing a rib, which is a fatter cut, choose a shoulder and you will be choosing a leaner cut, which is closer in calories to turkey.

Which contains more fat?

When it comes to fat content, beef has a tendency to have a higher fat content.  Turkey is naturally lower in fat, but make sure that you exclude the skin because that increases its fat content.  If you want to eat beef, and take out the higher fat calories, try picking a shoulder, flank or lean ground beef. These choices will help you lower your fat intake.

Which contains the most amino acids?

Another comparison that equals out the same! Both turkey and beef contain important amino acids but they are just different ones.  While beef contains creatine, which is important for the production and maintenance of your muscles, turkey contains tryptophan.

Portions are everything!

Both turkey and beef are good choices for your daily protein intake.  While turkey gives you less cholesterol, beef is going to give you a higher amount of iron.

They key to any lifestyle change, is to do everything in moderation.  Choosing the right cuts of beef will allow you to keep it in your diet, while changing it up with turkey will allow you to get a different taste.

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