The Best Sources of Protein, According to the New Canada’s Food Guide

The Best Sources of Protein, According to the New Canada's Food Guide

The many benefits of a diet rich in protein

In the new version of Canada's Food Guide (released January 2019), the category previously called "Meat and Alternatives" has been replaced with advice to "Eat protein foods." These sources of protein should account for approximately 1/4 of your diet. The rest of your diet should be made up of 1/4 whole grains and 1/2 vegetables and fruits.

Research suggests that eating more protein, in the form of eggs, lean meat, poultry, fish, legumes, nuts and seeds, low-fat dairy products and fortified soy products, can safely promote weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease. Plus, one of protein's key benefits is that it may leave you feeling satisfied longer than carbohydrates do, so you actually end up eating less. Plant-based sources of protein can provide more fibre and less saturated fat than other types of protein foods, according to Canada's Food Guide.

Read on for more on the best sources of protein, including plenty of plant protein options, as well as delicious recipe ideas.

The Best Sources of Protein, According to the New Canada's Food Guide, Source:https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/the-6-best-sources-of-protein/