It is well known that protein are essential for building pretty much everything in our body, from enzymes and hormones to muscle and skin. An adult needs 60-80 grams of protein a day, in order to maintain muscle mass and successfully fight infections and diseases.
If you want to eat healthy and maintain the amount of protein in your body, there’s no better source than lean meat, as it doesn’t increase cholesterol levels and it can be consume no matter the diet you’re following.
Below you can find a few types of lean meat that are recommended by all nutritionists!
Chicken is low in fat and rich in protein, having between 1 and 6 grams of fat in one serving of 100 grams, so it’s obvious that it had to be our first choice when it comes to lean meat.
However, you shouldn’t rely on it, as your only source of protein, since you also be very careful with how you’re preparing it, otherwise you can ‘introduce’ in your body fats from other sources. Nutritionists recommend to avoid fried chicken and always get rid of the skin, as it’s 100% fat.
Typically, pork has a very bad reputation, but if you choose the right parts of it and avoid excess (no more than 100 g per serving, no more than twice a week), it can be a very healthy source of protein.
A portion of 100 grams of pork loin has 3 grams of fat, of which just 1 gram is saturated fat. In addition, it has a lot of beneficial substances, like thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
Of all lean meat, turkey is the best for a healthy diet. A portion of 100g of turkey breast has only 3 grams of fat and 32 grams of high quality protein. In addition, it has a lot of other nutrients that help your immune system: riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12, niacin, thiamin and selenium.
If you consume turkey meat 2-3 times a week, you will enjoy a lot of benefits and your silhouette will be more than thankful.