The 8 Unhealthiest Cuts Of Steak


Ribeye steak is beloved for its rich marbling, which enhances flavor but also raises health concerns. 

New York Strip

The New York Strip steak is known for its prominent fat cap, which increases its caloric content and saturated fat levels. 


Porterhouse steak, combining tenderloin and top loin, is large and rich in protein. However, its size can lead to overeating, resulting in high caloric and fat intake. 

Prime Rib

Prime rib is marbled with fat, making it a high-calorie, high-fat choice. A 3-ounce serving can contain about 300 calories and significant saturated fat. 


Brisket, a popular barbecue choice, consists of the lean flat and marbled point. Smoking brisket can form carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), increasing cancer risk

Short Ribs

Short ribs, known for their marbling, are high in calories and saturated fats. Popular in global cuisines like Korean galbi, their preparation often involves sugar-rich marinade

Filet Mignon

Filet mignon, from the tenderloin, appears lean but contains high levels of saturated fats. Its preparation, often with butter or rich sauces, increases its calorie count

Chuck Eye

Chuck eye steak, a more affordable alternative to ribeye, has a strong beef flavor but less tenderness.