Steaks are one of the most popular foods in America. Recently beef has come under fire because its fat and calorie content. So just how many calories in steak are there? It depends on the cut of beef. Let’s take a look at the calorie content in some different cuts of beef.
One regular medium steak has approximately 500 calories in it along with 56 grams of protein and 31 grams of fat. One medium lean steak of the same size has 290 calories in it along with 47 grams of protein and 11 grams of fat. The t-bone steak is a popular cut of steak. In fact, it is probably the most popular steak there is. One three ounce serving of t-bone steak has 220 calories in it including 21 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat.
The sirloin steak is also another popular steak. The calorie, fat and protein content in sirloin are similar to that of the t-bone. One 3 ounce serving of sirloin steak has 230 calories, 13 grams of fat and 26 grams of protein.
As you can see, steak does have a high fat content – especially saturated fat. But it can be part of a balanced diet. Health experts recommend you mix steak and other forms of red meat into your diet along with lean protein such as chicken. For people trying to watch their weight, enjoying a steak once a week as part of a cheat meal is certainly okay.
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