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7 Simple Ways to Green Up Your Kitchen (Page 4)

Choose Skim or Low-Fat Dairy and Lean Meat

3. Choose Skim or Low-Fat Dairy and Lean Meat

At EatingWell, we consider meats and dairy to be great options for getting protein and essential nutrients. But animal fat can contain dioxins—chemicals that are stored in animal fat and have cancer-causing properties. More than 90% of your exposure to dioxins is through food, mostly meat, dairy, fish and shellfish. To make sure that your next meal is safe and healthy, opt for lean meat and low-fat dairy products and take the time to skin your chicken or trim the fat from meat before cooking it.

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