Additional Foods to Round Out Your Diet
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- fish - all kinds, but especially salmon, halibut, and tuna
- poultry, including chicken, turkey, cornish hen, game fowl
- lean beef, lean pork
- uncured bacon and ham
- eggs and lower fat cheeses
- game meats - venison, boar, quail, rabbit, wild duck
- soy products
START WITH A HEALTHY PROTEIN SOURCE
This great and versatile white meat is 31% leaner than 20 years ago.
Lean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast. Lean beef is also an excellent source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B12.
Venison, boar, quail, rabbit - if you have a source of natural wild meat, it offers great health benefits as well as culinary delights.
Not only are dairy foods -- like milk, cheese, and yogurt -- excellent sources of protein but they also contain valuable calcium, and many are fortified with vitamin D. Choose skim or low fat dairy to keep bones and teeth strong and prevent osteoporosis. Look for organic and natural cheese, milk, and cream to avoid some of the pollutants found in commercial dairy products.
The real health benefits of soy might lie in its nutritional content and the fact that people often use soy foods as a replacement for less-healthy foods. Soy foods are a great source of protein and contain other important nutrients, such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Foods containing soy protein are also a healthy alternative to meats and other animal products that contain cholesterol and saturated fat.