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Clean, Quality Protein

Protein, especially meat, has gotten a pretty bad rap in the last decade.  However, no one can deny the necessity of protein.  From building co-enzymes, hormones, immune cells, and blood cells to maintaining and growing muscles cells which in turn on your metabolic fire, protein is an ABSOLUTE necessity.  I believe the break down between those who have it out  for meat and those who praise meat (and eat WAY too much of it) happens when we forget to think about QUALITY and SOURCE of meat.  Quality protein is one that is wild and NOT injected with human-made chemicals or antibiotics, having non-natural feeding patterns, or other toxic breeding or producing factors.  No doubt that the price tag of these boys are a bit higher; but I guarantee that it is worth it! (Just think how much money you will save when you are not on statins for high cholesterol and/or gout medications!)

Use the following list as a resources to gain ideas, meal plan, and shop. Remember, during a meal only fill ¼ (25%) of your plate, bowl, or  whatever with these guys.

  • Grass-fed beef, cut or ground
  • Grass-fed lamb, cut or ground
  • Pasture-raised eggs
  • Pasture-raised chicken: breast, thighs, wings, or freshly ground
  • Wild-caught fish: flounder, trout
  • Anchovies
  • Wild-caught sockeye
  • Wild-caught salmon
  • Pastured-raised pork: cut or freshly ground
  • Wild-caught shell fish: shrimp, clams,
  • Wild-caught scallops
  • Organic chicken, turkey sausage (Applegate is my favorite brand)
  • Protein Powders: Collagen, Grass-fed whey

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