Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat
Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet.
Here’s today’s tip:
Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat
Choose skim or low-fat dairy and lean meat. 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. Take a few minutes to skin your chicken or trim the fat from meat before cooking it. (Check out the best and worst protein sources for your health and the planet here .)
For more Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge tips, visit the Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge landing page .
Kerri-Ann Jennings , Food News Blog , Eating green , Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge
Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.
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