Apparently, BBQ brisket has health benefits other than just making us really really happy.

The Houston Chronicle recently published an article detailing a study done by professors at Texas A&M.

Nobody had to sell me on the idea in order for me to jump on board.

Brisket has a high level of oleic acid which regulates cholesterol levels, according to Dr. Stephen Smith, a professor in the animal science department at Texas A&M. Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid which helps reduce the risk of heart disease by raising your levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), known as "good" cholesterol. Oleic acid also has the added benefit of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as "bad" cholesterol.

My brisket of choice is available at Massingill's Meat Market in Lufkin. They don't have kale, but they do have plenty of meats.