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Jessica Smith on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Supermarket Staple #15: Bison/Buffalo Burger (Sirloin Burger)

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a Jessica Smith on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:50AM

Why It's a Must Have: Believe it or not, bison (buffalo) meat is lower in fat and calories than chicken, says Dr. Brock. “Bison is considered a highly nutrient dense red meat because of its higher proportion of protein, fat, minerals, and fatty acids to calorie ratio.” And not only is it 76% lower in fat, but it also has 35% more protein than beef and may help you reduce your cholesterol levels. “Studies show that eating 5 ounces of bison meat, 3-4 times per week may help most people to reduce artery-clogging LDL cholesterol 40-50 percent over a six-month period.”

Budget Bonus: This is one investment worth making (think of all the money you are saving elsewhere) and buy grass-fed bison burgers or bison meat since its nutritional value is higher than conventional meat, recommends Dr. Brock.

Recipe to Try:

Buffalo Burgers with Tomato and Marjoram Topping

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