The 5 Healthiest Meats—and 2 to Avoid

Healthy protein from meat is useful: He thinks a healthy diet can include meat or be vegan. You decide whether to consume meat. It's rich in B12 and iron.   

Healthy meats 1. Lean meats The majority of licensed dietitians recommend lean meats.  

Choose servings with fewer than 10 grams of total fat and 4.5 grams of saturated fat, or 3.5 ounces.  

Light, skinless turkey Sollid says turkey is a leaner protein high in vitamin B6 and niacin.  

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These nutrients assist heart, digestion, energy, brain, and other functions. Sollid says turkey drumsticks and thighs are iron-rich but not lean.  

Skinless chicken breast Poultry is rich in vitamin B6, niacin, and more. It helps maintain a healthy weight and well-being, according to a Journal of Food & Nutrition Research study.   

Sollid adds that white meat is rich in phosphorus and riboflavin. Also consider dark meat's benefits. Sollid says black zinc is preferable than white.  

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