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New Report Says Brisket Could Have Health Benefits

Who says there’s nothing but bad news these days? Or that you have to eat nuts, twigs and baked fish to stay healthy?

Beef brisket is a health food, according to researchers at Texas A&M. How’s that for a news flash to put a smile on your face? The signature Lone Star cut is packed with oleic acid, which reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. This is the same omega-9 fatty acid found in olive oil and canola oil.

While there is a lot of buzz around oleic acid these days, mainly because of the Mediterranean diet craze, the jury is still out on its effectiveness beyond managing cholesterol. Advocates say it’s an anti-inflammatory that supports the immune system and may help with overall heart health. The experts aren’t yet convinced.

Still. I’m calling this a victory for tasty, healthy eatin’. Combine this with recent reports that dark chocolate, champagne, red wine and spicy foods are all good for you, and you’ve got the makings of a great weekend cookout.


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