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Go Lean with Protein

NOURISH MESSAGE OF THE MONTH:  NOVEMBER

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The fewer legs the better! What?

Proteins are the building blocks to muscle, skin, hair, and other tissues; and are key ingredients in the immune system, hormones, and enzymes for metabolism.

Lean proteins such as beans, split peas, and lentils; fish, poultry, lean cuts of pork & beef, and low fat dairy foods provide crucial nutrients, while skipping the solid fats found in fattier choices that are associated with risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Remember, the fewer legs the better: plant and fish sources of protein contain less solid fats than protein from four-legged creatures. Beaf and pork with 'loin' in the name are leaner types of these proteins.

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