How to Choose the Healthiest Meats

Have you always wondered which kind of meat to buy? Everyone has experienced being overwhelmed by all the meat we encounter in a grocery store meat section, clueless to what has the most nutrition value.

Here are some facts about some meat we usually consume. Data is based on a raw 100-gram (3.5 oz.) serving. It is about as big as a deck of cards.

Chicken

Chicken is one of the most successful (and still growing) industries established. Here are some of its parts’ nutritional values:

Chicken Boneless skinless breast has 110 calories, 1 gram of fat and 23 grams of protein. A chicken skinless thigh on the other hand is packed with 119 calories, 4 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein.

Leg with skin contains 187 calories, 12 grams of fat and 18 grams of protein. A bone-in breast with skin has 172 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 21 grams of protein while ground breast comprises 100 calories, 2 grams of fat and 23 grams of protein.

Lamb

Ever felt guilty about overindulging on lamb chops? Check these facts:
Lamb chops contain 188 calories, 8grams of fat and 28 grams of protein. Its loin has 146 calories, 6 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. A lamb shank is packed with 133 calories, 5 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein.

The shoulder has 137 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 23 grams of protein while ground lamb has 220 calories, 16 grams of fat and 17 grams of protein.

Pork

Pork is also one of the universal meats. Although forbidden in some cultures, pork has always been a part of the human diet.

Tenderloin has 109 calories, 2 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. Its Sirloin contains 128 calories, 4 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. Ham provides consumers with 195 calories, 8 grams of fat and 28 grams of protein. Pork chops boast of 157 calories, 8 grams of fat and 19 grams of protein.

Pork ribs has 140 calories, 6 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. Bacon is packed with a huge amount of 458 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 12 grams of protein while ground pork consists of 113 calories, 3 grams of fat and20 grams of protein.

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