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Health Tip of the Day

Lean is better

You don't have to cut out red meat to eat healthfully. Buy lean cuts and limit yourself to no more than six ounces a day, according to the American Dietetic Association. (Three ounces of red meat is about the size of a deck of cards.) Look for the word "lean" on the label. Good choices include loin or round cuts.