Saturated fat by itself isn't going to give you heart disease
Saturated fat is found in chicken, beef, hot dogs, ribs, and bacon, as well as dairy products and nuts. For a long time, people thought saturated fat was the enemy. Now that we're thankfully past the low-fat, high-carb craze (aka the SnackWell Era), we know fat, including the saturated variety, can actually be part of a healthy diet.
A meta-analysis of studies that followed nearly 350,000 people for decades found "no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease." So if you're buying lean cuts because you think they'll help you avoid a heart attack, well, they won't. In fact, there's no such thing as a healthy meat.
"People say that lean meat is better for you because of saturated fat, but that's like saying, 'We do sugar-free marshmallows' or something," Dr. Greger says. "That's better, but still, marshmallows aren't great."