Meat as the main source of protein
The benefits of protein are known to everyone. Basically, protein enters the body with meat. But the meat itself should be consumed correctly, only then you can eliminate from your own menu excess fat and cholesterol. There are some methods by which proteins are extracted.
What to choose?
If you can choose meat, it is better to prefer a lean cut – there will be more protein and little fat.
The leanest parts of beef are considered: the flesh from the lower and upper thigh, the upper extremity, the sirloin top and the front shoulder blade.
The lean parts of pork are: tenderloin, loin, and ham.
It is best to use ground beef, but the best option is to make the ground meat yourself or ask a butcher to spin it. When minced meat has a lower cost than meat in the butcher’s shop, it is clear that it contains something else.
Of poultry meat, the best will be chicken without the presence of skin, at most, the skin can simply be removed. Chicken breast is the least fatty part of meat, it can be eaten by many people. You can also consume similar parts of turkey meat.
If the thought of a sausage sandwich overtakes you, try to make something really tasty. For example, steaks made from lean turkey, roast beef, liver pate, salted fish. These snack options are easy to prepare. In addition, the quality of these products is guaranteed – after all, it is you who controls this process.
Well, if there is a lot of fatty foods, then pay attention to fish – it contains fatty polyunsaturated acids, which are particularly beneficial for the heart.
Meat should “lose weight.”
Before you start cooking, it is necessary to cut off all the fat from the meat and, of course, it is better to boil it. If you want to use the broth in the future, then put it in the refrigerator and then remove the surfaced fat. There is another method, not less useful – baking.
When frying you should not use oil, better take the fat of the product itself, which appears as a result of frying. So that the steak does not drown in fat, use a grill pan – then the meat will be placed above the fat.
The list of proteins should be varied.
By the way, protein is also present in beans. If you can’t tolerate soy, there are peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils. Any supermarket provides some selection of legumes. They are a good source of fiber as well as, vitamin B. In addition, beans are quite tasty in all kinds of cooking, recipes can be seen on the package.
Do not forget about dairy products: cheese, cottage cheese, milk and dairy products. Only you need to pay attention to their fat content – it should not be high.
In addition to those products that were mentioned above, there is a lot of protein in nuts. In addition, there are no animal fats. Nuts, of course, are caloric, but if you put a spoonful of pine nuts in a salad, it will not hurt at all.
Learning to read carefully
With all the desire to eat only freshly cooked food, today’s pace of life leads to the use of convenience foods, prepared foods, canned foods. It is known that not-so-healthy items can simply be consumed in small quantities. It is necessary to carefully read the label on the product every time. The law states that the sold products should reflect the composition of the elements it contains. Then it is very easy to determine how much fat, salt and acids are in your purchase. Just enough to know the composition of your favorite sausage or sausage, and maybe you no longer want to eat them as often. It is very advantageous to have the habit of reading the text on the product label – at least in order to know the freshness of the product. For example, chicken, turkey, and pork are most often impregnated with a salt-containing compound as a natural preservative. But is excessive salt necessary? So, look for products without any additives.