Heart-Healthy Tip #18: It's Not All About the Meat
It's Not All About the Meat: Meat is a great source of protein but it's also a big source of saturated fat in many people's diets. So eat small amounts of lean meat, fish and poultry. Fill up half your plate with healthy vegetables and fruits, a quarter of it with whole grains and the remaining quarter with your choice of lean protein.
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Must-Have Meatless Recipes
A Month of Vegetarian Meal Ideas
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Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. , Health , Healthy Hearts Challenge , Vegetarian
Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.
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