What Is The Most Nutritious Cut Of Steak?

Whether you're throwing a party, a picnic, or celebrating a major milestone, there's no better meat to share these good times with than steak, and there are so many types of cuts to boot. While some cuts like a ribeye or a New York strip aren't considered as healthy due to their high saturated fat content, there's a surprising number of nutritional benefits to dining on steak. According to The Meat and Wine Co, some of these include improvements in oral and mental health, as well as lots of protein, iron, B-vitamins, zinc, and selenium. But is there a way to get all these great benefits without raising the LDL cholesterol levels (per NHS) in your system?

There is, and while it's not quite as tender or deliciously fatty as a T-bone or a Denver steak, it's still tasty, cost-effective, and easy to grill (via Eat This, Not That!). And best of all, My Chicago Steak reports it only has 2.6 grams of saturated fat, 149 calories, and is considered one of the most nutritional cuts of steak overall.

Look for this lean cut of steak

Top sirloin steak is separated from the bottom sirloin butt and is considered versatile, great for grilling, broiling, stir-frying, and kabob skewers (via Beef. It's What's For Dinner). This nutritional cut of steak also meets the USDA's "lean" requirements, which are as follows: fewer than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and 95 milligrams of cholesterol per each 3.5-ounce serving of steak. And according to My Chicago Steak, a 3.5-ounce serving of top sirloin steak contains exactly 6.4 grams of total fat, 2.6 grams of saturated fat, and 58 milligrams of cholesterol, which makes it healthier than a London broil, hanger steak, chuck eye, skirt steak, and so many others.

A cause for celebration doesn't have to be met with an unhealthy amount of saturated fat, reaching for a lean cut of steak like a top sirloin cut will yield a rich beefy flavor that is enhanced by easy grilling marinades, dry rubs, and aging (per Omaha Steaks). It's a cut that is low in calories, cholesterol, and overall fat content, making it a nutritious choice.