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If you are a BBQ lover, it's great news to hear that brisket is healthy for you.

Researchers at Texas A&M say that beef brisket contains high levels of oleic acid, which produces high levels of HDLs, which is the “good” kind of cholesterol.

This means that brisket can actually lower your risk of heart disease, and lowers LDLs, the “bad” type of cholesterol.

Researchers say this also applies to most ground beef.

Dr. Stephen Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist says “Brisket has higher oleic acid than the flank or plate, which are the trims typically used to produce ground beef. The fat in brisket also has a low melting point, that’s why the brisket is so juicy.”

I think perhaps I'll have a brisket plate somewhere for lunch today. After all...it's good for you!