I love beef and now that I can be BOLD with beef, I’ve even more jazzed up about my favorite protein source.

BOLD stands for Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet. The Iowa Beef Industry Council has recently brought light to research conducted at Penn State University that showed eating lean beef daily in a heart-healthy diet reduced the ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) by 10%. Also, in the January issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it was determined that substituting lean beef for white meat – improved heart disease risk factors across the board. Wowza! That’s a pretty big deal.

So why all the beef about beef? Because it’s February and next week is Valentine’s Day!

Question – what is the absolute BEST way to show someone special how much you love them?

Answer – buy them steak.

This is a proven fact and therefore no discussion will be taken about facts. Beef is best. Bazinga.

Also, did you know that it’s a leap year? Yep – 29 days and by no coincidence, there are also 29 cuts of lean beef for you to enjoy! My fellow advocate and friend, Jesse Bussard, has written a post about the 29 days 29 lean cuts epiphany and I think you should check it out.

So, directions for February:
1. Eat heart-healthy, lean beef everyday. For a list of the lean cuts, check here

2. On Valentine’s Day take your sweetie out to a steak dinner – or buy steak and prepare it at home. That’s what the hubsy and I are doing – but make sure you cook your beef to the proper temperatures!

3. Cheer for the Cats in our final few weeks of regular season play. This is also not up for discussion. Please do it (I even said please).

Have a great February and don’t forget to enjoy lean, heart-healthy beef daily!

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
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