New Research Connects Lean Beef and Heart Health

BOLD News about Beef and Heart Health: New research shows that eating lean beef every day, as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle, can improve cholesterol profiles.

A recent study called BOLD (Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet) demonstrated that when adding lean beef to the most recommended heart-healthy diet it reduced levels of total and LDL “bad” cholesterol. The study’s authors concluded that the results of the BOLD study provide convincing evidence that lean beef can be included in a heart-healthy diet that meets current dietary recommendations and reduces cardiovascular disease risk. The improvements in heart-health risk factors seen from the BOLD diets are as effective as those from the DASH and other highly referenced heart-healthy diets (i.e. OmniHeart); many of which emphasized plant proteins. What some people might find surprising is that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and leading health organizations recognize lean meat as a nutrient-rich food and recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet.


BOLD Tool Kit


1800 Calorie Meal Plan

2100 Calorie Meal Plan

Beef and Heart Health Turnkey Presentation

BOLD Advertorial


BOLD Recipe Brochure

Beef and Heart Health Fact Sheet

BOLD Research Fact Sheet

Recipes from the BOLD Study

BOLD Recipes

Sirloin with Sugar Snap Pea and Pasta Salad

Beef, Mango, and Barley Salad

Farmer’s Market Vegetable, Beef and Brown Rice Salad

Szechuan Beef Stir-Fry



Find more heart-healthy recipes from The Healthy Beef Cookbook at BeefIt’sWhat’