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Plain old ground beef can have as much as 30 percent fat! While every healthy diet should include some fat, it’s important to know what goes into those burgers and meatloaves. Higher fat content will make for juicier dishes, while leaner meat has lower fat and cholesterol. A good rule of thumb is to choose between five and 15 percent fat, depending on dietary needs.

Do it Today: At the grocery store today, check the labels on ground meat packages to pick the right amount of fat for your diet.

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