10 Healthy Habits for 2010 

Get healthy in the new year with 10 resolutions to improve your health. By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D.

Healthy Habits: Eat the Right Kinds of Proteins

Eat the Right Kind of Protein

Discover the potential in protein. Add high-quality, lean protein to every meal to reap the health benefits. Choose options like fish, skinless poultry, lean meat, low-fat dairy, and egg. Adding these foods to your diet will help to keep you blood sugar in check, support healthy muscles, improve heart health, and keep you feeling full longer. These vegetarian sources of protein also yield positive benefits: quinoa (a whole grain that is a good source of protein), soy products like tofu and tempeh, and legumes. Legumes include dried beans, seeds, peanuts and lentils and encompass everything from pinto, red, and black beans to chick peas and soybeans. Aim for 15% of your daily calories to come from protein.

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