With all the delicious eats served at the many Summer barbecues, you may opt for a turkey burger over the traditional beef patty because it's healthier. Before you swear off hamburgers forever, you may want to take a closer look at the two types of meat to see how they compare.
|4 oz. raw ground turkey (85% lean)||4 oz. raw ground beef (85% lean)|
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If weight loss or eating less fat is on your mind, the turkey burger is definitely the way to go. But if you're trying to get more calcium, protein, or potassium in your diet, you'll want to choose the regular hamburger. Surprisingly the turkey burger is higher in sodium and cholesterol, so if that's an issue, there's another reason to go for the beef. Whatever patty you decide to place in your bun, make sure you go for extra lean, and go easy on the condiments and side dishes since those can tack on tons of calories.
Which burger version do you prefer?