These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.
4. You trade ground turkey for ground beef in recipes to save sat fat.
Result: Unless you’re careful, not much savings over lean beef.
Turkey breast is lean, but dark meat isn’t, and some ground turkey contains both. A quarter pound of regular ground turkey contains 3g sat fat. Compare that to only 2.5g in the same amount of sirloin. Ground turkey breast, on the other hand, has just half a gram of sat fat, so the right cut of turkey is a significant fat-cutter.
What to do: Read the label; buy the lean.