American Heart Month Recipes

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Date: Friday, February 1, 2013

February is American Heart Month, and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had heart disease or stroke. Contrary to conventional wisdom, recent research shows that including lean beef, even daily as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle, can improve cholesterol levels

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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
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