Sunday, December 21, 2014

All About Proteins

What is protein?
protein's is a nutrient with many functions, like building bones, muscles and skin.
Protein builds, maintains, and replace the tissues in you body. Your muscles, your organs and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.  
Why should you choose healthy proteins?
They are lower in saturated fat, and can help reduce your risk of illness like heart disease.
They have an important nutrients like B vitamins, Iron, Vitamin E and healthy fats.

                                                                       Choosing Healthy Proteins
Dry beans and peas: Black, pinto, white and Kidney beans, Chickpeas, black-eyed beans, split peas and Lentils.
Fish: Canned pink salmon (plain and in water), Salmon filet, trout, herring, and canned chunk light tuna (plain or water).
Poultry: Chicken and turkey, skin and fat removed.
Nuts and seeds: Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, flaxseed, Peanut butter, and sunflower seeds.
Lean ground meats: The package will say lean or extra lean.
Lean cuts of beef: Round steak, Top sirloin, chuck shoulder, and arm roast.
Eggs: Whole Boiled , and scrambled egg whites.
Lean cuts of Pork: Pork loin, tenderloin and ham.
Low-fat lunch meats: Sliced turkey or sliced chicken breast.

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