Turkey Burgers: Friend or Foe?

SHAPE Magazine—May 1, 2010

Just because that hamburger’s made from ground turkey doesn’t mean it’s healthier than beef.

‘Some turkey burgers contain dark meat and skin which can make them high in saturated fat and calories,’ says Sotiria Tzakas Everett, R.D., a nutritionist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

To save 200 calories and 7 grams of fat over a beef patty, she recommends opting for ground turkey that’s at least 90 percent lean and contains fewer than 5 grams of saturated fat. Then add flavor by mixing in minced onion, garlic, Dijon mustard, paprika, or hot sauce.

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