Most of the people don’t like diets because conventional beliefs say they are going to have to spend the next 2 or 3 months eating salads and boiled chicken. But at The Healthiest Choice we believe in the benefits of meat & manage a different concept about diets that helps our clients to stick to it and even be happy to follow them. 

At The Healthiest Choice we believe that eating enjoyable food is the only way a diet is going to work because you will be able to stick to it. When it comes to food, the protein is a big part of it, you plan the rest of your meal based on the protein you are going to eat.

The benefits of meat

That’s why it’s important to vary the source of protein and the rest of components in your dishes so you can stick to a healthy eating habit.

There are many types of meat, and all have been part of our diets since the beginning of humankind. Meat & poultry is good source of protein but also minerals and vitamins. We’ll review the types & the benefits of meat we use at The Healthiest Choice for our daily deliveries. 

Pork

Pork might be one of the most popular forms of meat in the world, we find it in bacon, ham, hot dogs, salami, sausages, salami, etc…

Pork is classified as white meat, it’s a great source of vitamin B1 which plays an essential role in glucose metabolism and protecting cardiac health. It’s also a great option due to its price, since pork is much cheaper than most meats.  

Common myths such bacon as a unhealthy food comes from the wrong believe that its high fat content is a major cause for heart diseases which is not true.

Bacon and other high fat part of the pork are a natural source of fat, which body can digest them and use them properly. The misconception with bacon is that it’s usually eaten with other unhealthy foods such a burger with white processed bread and French fries. 

Did you ever try add some bacon to your salad or cooking dishes? Its natural fats will make your meal tastier! 

At The Healthiest Choice we use pork to do our pulled pork and we use it in dishes like Cochinita Pibil and several Asian inspired dishes

Beef 

Beef is the first image anyone gets when red meat is mentioned. Beef has a lot of cuts to choose from, you have burgers to fat and juicy steaks. 

As a fact, beef has a lot of fat and that doesn’t necessarily means that fatty cuts of beef aren’t healthy. The main fatty acid in beef is oleic acid, the same fat found in olive oil and it is considered good for the heart. 

We all love beef because of all the fat it contains, even if you don’t realise it, fat is what gives food its good taste.

Beef also has a lot of micronutrients like vitamin B12 which is an essential nutrient that is important for blood formation and your brain and nervous system. It also has a lot of iron, zinc & phosphorus.

It is also a great source of Hemoglobin, which is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs.

At The Healthiest Choice flank steak is one of our favourites source of protein. We use beef at least once a week to provide our body with its high micronutrient content mentioned above. If you’re not a meat lover don’t worry! You can always switch to chicken or vegan protein.

Chicken

Chicken is probably the go to protein when people want to eat healthy. Next to pork and beef, chicken is one of the most popular meats, even though it is not categorised as read meat and comes under the poultry category or white meat.

Chicken offers a lot of food options in a lot of different forms ( better to avoid the most processed ones). The way chicken is raised and fed determines its quality and micronutrient content. When you have to pick up your chicken, choose always you can range free or the ones from the butcher. 

Its high protein lean content, vitamins, mild flavour and affordability makes chicken the preferred source of protein for most of people. 

You can find chicken often in our weekly menu.

Turkey

In the same category as chicken, turkey is also considered a white meat or poultry but it has a deeper and drier taste than chicken. 

Turkey is one of the most protein-dense proteins of all meats and the one to contain less calories. Similar to chicken, turkey contains a lot of B vitamins & minerals 

At The Healthiest Choice we use turkey for dishes like the spring bowl or the turkey with caramelised apple 

Other sources of protein. 

At The Healthiest Choice we use other sources of protein that are not considered as meat like Salmon, Tuna and a different range of vegan options like tofu, seitan, shiitake and vegan patties.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of meat, our daily deliveries and nutrition by The Healthiest Choice do not hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.