Most of us know that proteins are the building blocks for just about everything in our body: from enzymes and hormones to bones, muscles and skin. The average adult needs between 60 and 80 grams of protein each day — or roughly three servings — to maintain muscle mass and effectively fight disease and infection. Protein can be found in eggs, cheese and legumes (beans, peanuts, peas and soybean-derived foods); but, meat is the most complete source of protein and often the go-to source of the nutrient. To reap the ultimate health benefits from meat, it’s important to think lean.
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