a few words on protein
Protein is not lacking in most diets in the United States.
It can be consumed from both plant and animal sources.
Diets low in meat intake are associated with decreased risks of several chronic diseases.
If choosing meat sources, look for lean poultry and seafood. Avoid red meats and processed meats.
Great plant sources include grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and soy.
Eat a variety of plants to meet dietary protein requirements!
Complementary protein sources can be eaten together for a complete protein source.*
Grains + Legumes = Complete Protein
*Complete proteins contain all the amino acids that our bodies cannot make, called essential amino acids.
2. Information obtained from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/factsheets/Protein.pdf
TIPS ON HOW TO DECREASE MEAT INTAKE
Shift away from red meats and processed meats.
Choose lean poultry and seafood.
Decrease your meat portion sizes.
Decrease the number of meals during which you eat meat. For example, only at dinner.
Decrease the frequency in which you eat meat . For example, once a day/week/month.
It's okay to eliminate meat from your diet.