Healthy Proteins

by: Santino Pasalano

            One of the most important parts of your diet is choosing healthy proteins. Unhealthy proteins are in many cases, the root cause of obesity and heart problems. By choosing the right proteins you will be able to boost your metabolism and loose weight.

 

Here is a list of some healthy proteins you should be eating:

 

–  Fish (Try to buy fish that is wild caught as opposed to farm raised)

–  Eggs (Don’t be afraid to eat the yolk, thats where all the vitamins are! just be conscience of how many yolks you eat if you are watching your cholesterol)

–  Lean Beef (Avoid fatty cuts like Rib eye or NY strip. Try finding a store that sells grass fed beef. Grass fed beef is much lower in fat than beef that is corn or soy fed)

–  Turkey or Chicken (Go for the breast if you can, it has the lowest fat content of all the cuts)

–  Soy (Tofu, Tempeh or edamame)

–  Greek yogurt (Buy plain unsweetened 0% yogurt and sweeten it with fresh fruit, a little honey or grade B maple syrup. Personally, I like it with a teaspoon of peanut butter a little grade B maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon)

–  Nuts and nut butters (Eat in moderation as nut butters are high in fat)

– Protein supplements like: whey, soy and hemp (for more information on supplements and to find out which is best for you, check out our “Protein Supplements” article)

 

Try to include a source of protein in every meal. Of all the nutrients, proteins have the biggest effect of metabolism and are converted to the least amount of fat. So make them a large part of your diet. For protein recipe ideas visit our recipes page.

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