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Top 10 lean meats in a handy overview!

  1. For protein lovers, meat is just about the easiest food there is. After all, meat is practically muscle tissue, and muscles are made up of protein - which means that few products are so suitable to boost your protein intake. The only disadvantage?

  1. In addition to proteins, meat often also contains a lot of fat, something that can cause your calorie balance to slip in the wrong direction. Those who still want to take advantage of all the benefits of meat should therefore often choose lean meat - which we will give you an overview of in today's blog!

Nutrients in meat

  1. So what exactly are all those benefits of eating meat, you might ask. We've already mentioned one - meat is one of the highest protein natural foods, which is ideal for athletes, people trying to lose weight, and anyone generally trying to keep their body healthy and fit.

  1. Furthermore, meat also contains various other essential nutrients, such as important minerals and vitamins. That does not mean that you cannot develop a healthy diet without meat, but that you can vegetarian have to try a lot harder to keep your menu balanced.

The advantage of lean meat

  1. If you have no basic objections to eating meat, it is fortunately one of the most versatile food categories. So it will not take you much effort to incorporate it into your meals every day. You have meat from different animals and from different body parts. The difference here is not only in the taste, but also in, for example, the fat content.

  1. Lean meats hardly contain any fats, whereas fattier meats are full of them. Those fats don't have to be problematic in themselves, at least as long as it concerns unprocessed meat. The problem is more in the large amount of calories they provide. When you're trying to lose weight, it can be problematic!

Lean meats

  1. It is therefore useful to know which types of meat are low in fat. You can then incorporate these into your diet in larger quantities, which prevents you from feeling that you are eating very little and therefore getting hungry. Poultry, in general, is an excellent low-fat choice. Chicken breast and turkey breast, for example, contain hardly any fat.

  1. However, that does not mean that other animal species are fat by definition. For example, steaks and veal steaks are good choices for beef lovers. Even pork lovers can opt for pork tenderloin. The lists below will help you get your protein without consuming an excessive amount of extra calories!

Lean meat products

  1. Those who like to eat their meat on bread should also opt for lean fillings. In addition, it is of course advisable to choose wholemeal bread, which contains a lot more fiber and nutrients than white bread! Lean meats include different types of ham (think for example ham, shoulder ham and ham on the bone).

  1. Here, too, chicken and turkey are doing well. Beef lovers make the best choice by choosing roast beef or smoked beef. Fricandeau is by far the slimmest version of pork for bread.

Pay attention during preparation!

  1. Once you've opted for lean meat, unfortunately you're not there yet. It is important to then choose a healthy preparation method. After all, if you throw the meat into the frying fat like that, you might as well have opted for a fatty hamburger. Always use a healthy shortening for lean meat, eg coconut oil.

  1. If you want to keep it slim, use as small a pan as possible - you will automatically be tempted to add less fat. Finally, pay attention to the sauce you make with the meat. Fat cream sauces may be delicious, but they also provide a good amount of calories. Fresh herbs and spices, for example, can be just such a tasty base. Then you immediately benefit from some extra health benefits!

  2. If you want to keep it slim, use as small a pan as possible - you will automatically be tempted to add less fat. Finally, pay attention to the sauce you make with the meat. Fatty cream sauces may be delicious, but they also provide a good amount of calories. Fresh herbs and spices, for example, can be just such a tasty base. Then you immediately benefit from some extra health benefits!



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