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Protein Sources

Proteins are made up of tiny amino acids that your body uses to build, maintain and repair tissues and organs. Proteins are found in most every food, at least in small amounts. The best protein sources are provided by meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, legumes, seeds and nuts. You need a little protein every day.
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What are the Benefits of Eating Protein Bars?
Protein bars will help you boost your protein intake. Here are a few questions and answers concerning protein bars.

How to Make Homemade Protein Bars
Here's why you should make protein bars at home. Save money and choose healthier ingredients; with links to recipes.

What's Your Favorite Protein Bar?
Do you have a favorite brand of protein bar? Do you make your own? Share!

How Much Protein Do I Need to Eat Every Day?
You need proteins for a healthy diet. Here's how you determine how much you need, based on your caloric intake.

What You Need to Know About Lean Beef
Beef can be high in fat and eating a diet with too much red meat is associated with health risks. But you may not have to give up beef altogether. Here are some tips for keeping beef lean and nutritious.

Healthy Ways to Cook Meat, Poultry, and Fish
What makes meat healthy, aside from the nutritional aspects? It's the way it's prepared. Here are some tips to cook meat, fish and poultry without adding extra fat and calories.

What You Need to Know About Chicken Breasts
Chicken breast meat is low in saturated fat and high in protein. I've got the nutrition facts for chicken breast. Includes links to healthy recipes.

Which Nutrients are Found in Venison?
Venison is meat from deer - usually white tails or mule deer. It's similar to beef, but with less fat. Here's a look at the nutritional values for venison.

Do Children Who Eat Hot Dogs Get Brain Tumors?
There's a rumor that eating hot dogs can cause brain tumors. That's not true, but here's a look at the reason behind the rumor.

How Much Protein is Contained Within an Egg?
Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They're also high in cholesterol and fat, but eating one or two eggs each day maybe good for you.

What You Need to Know About Astaxanthin
Most antioxidants are found in plants, but here's one that's found in fish and seafood. Astaxanthin is related to vitamin A and may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Good Fish, Bad Fish
Fish is usually good for you because it's low in fat, but a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. However, there are times when it can be bad. Learn more.

Nutrition Information for Oysters
Oysters contain protein and minerals, and they're low in saturated fat and calories. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of oysters. There are links to healthy recipes too.

What You Should Know About Salmon
Salmon contains protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about the health benefits of salmon.

Will Eating Pork Put Me at Risk for Swine Flu?
The H1N1 virus is sometimes called the swine flu - but it's important to know that eating pork will not spread swine flu.

Try Soy
Soy products are a great source of protein and phytochemicals.

Is Bacon Bad for Your Health?
Bacon is high in fats and sodium, so you shouldn't eat lots of it. However, you can use small amounts of bacon in your cooking to enjoy that flavor.

Favorite Ways to Serve Eggs
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, and they may even help you feel full longer than other types of foods. What's your favorite way to prepare and eat eggs?

Is Soy Milk Safe for Children?
A reader wants to know if soy is safe for children. Learn more about soy.

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