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Fats & Proteins Month


Processed Meats


Just because there's the word "meat" in the title, that doesn't make these foods okay. Sausages, hot dogs, chorizo, and bacon are NOT healthy protein sources—in fact, they're higher in fat and artificial ingredients than proper amino acids. Hot dogs are definitely the worst of the bunch, as they tend to be made out of "pink slime", also known as the worst quality meat. They're loaded with sodium and chemicals to preserve them, making them a terrible choice if you want to eat healthy.





Ice Cream

Most dairy products are a good source of protein, thanks to the high amino acid content of milk. However, ice cream isn't going to count as a proper "healthy" dairy product. It's a dessert, one loaded with sugar, fats, and artificial ingredients. Greek yoghurt is the best dairy-based protein source, so you can freeze it to make a healthy dessert. Ice cream, on the other hand, is something you should avoid as much as possible.

You can always ask in class for advice. We are here to help.



This is going to be a controversial one, but it's got to be said! Hamburgers, especially fast food burgers, are fairly low in nutrition and high in fat and sodium. Pre-packaged burgers are usually filled with artificial ingredients, not to mention way more salt and flavoring than is good for you. Fast food hamburgers contain almost no nutrition and A LOT of calories. If you're going to have hamburgers, make them from raw meat yourself. Preparing the from scratch is the best way to ensure your burgers are 100% healthy!

Deep Fried Meats


Chicken-fried steak, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and chicken nuggets are all off the menu if you're trying to clean up your eating habits. At their core, they do contain meat (either chicken or beef). The problem is that the meat has been dredged in flour and thrown into a vat of boiling oil. Not only does this increase the empty calorie and carbohydrate content of the meat, but it has increased the trans fat content. Trans fats (along with hydrogenated oils) are really the only types of fats you should be avoiding. If it's deep fried, it doesn't belong on your plate!

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