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3 Lower Fat Meats to Add to Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to improving our diet or changing our appearance, most of us are looking for one thing. Fat loss. Even if you're only carrying a few extra pounds, you know that you would feel better if you were able to drop them. Of course, that's always a lot easier said than done. One of the biggest challenges is in the diet. We know we have to eat more veggies, but what about everything else? How do we improve our grains and our meats? When it comes to meat, it might be easier than you think. If you're ready to improve your diet with healthier meats, take a look at these low-fat, high-protein options to try today.


Chicken is the easiest option. Most of us like chicken, and we've tried it a few times. But if you're trying to improve your diet, add it a little more. The lowest fat options will be the white meat -- like chicken breasts. To really keep it low calorie, make sure that you're seasoning it lightly and baking or grilling it. 


Turkey is becoming easier and easier to incorporate into a normal diet. While it was once only thought of on special occasions or for big feasts, you can now buy ground turkey to take the place of ground beef. Though it has a slightly different flavor, most people find it palatable. And it's certainly healthier with less fat, less grease, and fewer calories. If you're not familiar with turkey, slowly add it into your diet. Before long, you'll learn that the health benefits are worth the slight difference in texture and flavor. 


Fish is more difficult for some. Fish has a different flavor and texture, and its potent smell is a turnoff for many. But fish is so good for you. It's high in protein, low in calories, and provides the body with healthy fats and oils that fuel the body and brain. If you want to try fish, start with something simple to find and simple to cook -- perhaps something like tuna or salmon. If you can make fish a part of your regular menu, you'll be making great progress toward a healthier overall diet.

It's not hard to get healthy meats into your diet  as long as you know where to begin. Use these three foods as a starting point. In trying new things, you may be able to create a healthy diet that you can maintain and love for the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, Calif.

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