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4 Beef Cuts For High Protein Diets

October 05, 2021

4 Beef Cuts For High Protein Diets

High-protein diets encourage eating more protein and fewer carbohydrates and fat to boost weight loss, improve energy, and enhance athletic performance.

These diets have been around for centuries. People indigenous to the Arctic region—where plant life is scarce—historically subsisted only on marine life and caribou. Maasai warriors in Kenya were traditionally known to survive mostly on animal blood, milk, and meat. And some Native American tribes sustained themselves with mostly buffalo and plants.

With a long history and long list of health benefits, modern diets have involved following this principle such as ketogenic diets and the Atkins diet. Whether you’re a serious gymmer looking to cut some weight or an office employee looking to improve their diet, here are the recommended Aussie and Kiwi beef cuts that have a higher protein to fat ratio.

Generally, the rule of thumb is the more active muscles have the less fat. The chuck, brisket, short and sirloins, round, and shank are good bets. 


Sirloin-tip Side Steak

With a protein-to-fat ration of 7:1, it is obvious that this cut of steak is one of the top choices for health-conscious steak eaters. This lean cut is taken from the top of the hip of the cow. Holds quite a bit of gamey flavour.

Aside from protein, this steak grants you a source of niacin and B vitamins that are very useful for energy production.

Top Sirloin

This cut of steak is taken from the loin section of the animal and has a protein-to-fat ratio of 5:1. It can be a little tough with no fat in it, but with proper marinating and cooking, it’ll taste amazing.

Much like other steaks, this cut serves as a natural source of creatine, a resource that is sure to help someone gain strength during their next gym set.

Top Round

This is a cut of meat above the eye, and is considered flavourful and more tender than other cuts from the round. You can ask for it in store at any of The Aussie Butcher outlets.

It’s the best bed for marination experimentations - take a full view of our marinade menu to play up the flavours every now and then!

Eye of Round

Although this cut can be slightly tough and dry, you can marinate this steak for a good amount of time in order to tenderize the meat. We'll gladly help you marinade this cut for free when purchased in store!

This is one of the most overlooked cuts at butcher shops, but it can also be one of the most economical choices for a steak lover on a budget.

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