#3 Clean Eating But How? – Lean Protein

Lean Protein

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Lean proteins are low in fat, calories, cholesterol and are great diet foods that are also clean. Most often, people who eat clean food purchase naturally fed and organic animal proteins to avoid added chemicals and growth hormones. For leaner options, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests trying turkey and chicken instead of beef, egg whites instead of a whole egg, beans and fish fillets.

1. Top Tips For Health

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1/10.

Improve your health by adding more Essential Fatty Acids.

Jax

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The hint is in the name – essential – so you know you must eat them, as your body can’t make them for you. So, what are they?
You will find them in oily fish, nuts, seeds and of course in bottles at your supplement store.

I think this is the easiest way to improve your health. If you google fish oils and almost any disease you can think of, you will see study after study showing improvements in symptoms and apparent cures.

In terms of fat loss I know that if you fake an appropriate daily dose you will reduce your own body fat stores. Skin and digestive tracks will be soothed as will joint inflammation.

But, which fish oil should you choose? Cod liver oil is better than no oil, Fish oil better than liver oil, Krill oil better still.
If your fish oil capsules give you fishy burps, or are very cheap – consider how they are made and where the fish have come from. You may discover that they are contaminated with growth hormone, heavy metals and more.

Ideally you want oils from fish caught in the open ocean, preferably a cold ocean. So, focus on quality and value rather just on cost.

Eat Better, Feel Better

What’s For Dinner Tonight?

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How did you get on with hitting your rainbow food target yesterday?

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A recent survey stated that in the UK most of us have about 7 meals that we rotate, no wonder we get bored and turn to sweet, fatty treats!

Think about the proteins you usually buy, could you change things up a bit? I think you could.
I promised that today we’d look at a different way to select your ingredients….. Well, how about their nutritional value?

Proteins can be ranked by their value – for example Aquatic protein trumps terrestrial!

I hinted earlier that you can choose your proteins to ensure you get the best nutritional value and variety from them, so here’s a simple rule of thumb.

Swimming beats flying, Flying beats running, Running beats growing out of the ground.

So, go for shellfish, then fish, then poultry, then free range pork, lamb or beef, then vegetable sources, you won’t go far wrong.

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So, think prawns and pear stir fry with some vegetables,

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maybe a few gluten free noodles and you have fantastic, quick meal. Eat with chop sticks and if you’re like me that will slow you down a bit, a stop you eating too much!

Enjoy, Jax

Eat Clean, Stay Lean, Feel Great!