The Most Popular Meats in America

Turkey


Poultry and chicken, in general, are leaner options when comparing against all the meats. However, when compared to themselves


The white meats are generally easier on the GI tract and are more easily digested than red meat red meat, poultry can be eaten more often.

Chicken


Chicken is a popular source of protein for good reason: It is high in protein yet low in calories and saturated fat (as long as you stay away from the skin


Chicken is a great way to add protein to your diet and to stay full and satisfied at meals without going over your calorie budget

Bison


I'm a big fan of bison, as it comes with all the good stuff, including zinc, iron, and protein," says Shapiro. "Since bison is grass-fed


Bison is one of the top sources of iron and is a solid source of both vitamin B12 and zinc. However, you should limit your red meat consumption to no more

Beef


Beef contains about five times more immunity-boosting zinc and over seven times the amount of zinc than turkey. However, it's higher in both total fat


 Grass-fed beef contains less palmitic and myristic acids—two types of saturated fats linked to higher LDL cholesterol and heart disease—than grain-fed beef, Esther Blum

Lamb


Lamb is low on our list because of its high calorie and saturated fat content, and therefore should not be consumed daily. However, when you do indulge in a serving


you'll get 1.22 micrograms of vitamin B12, 4 milligrams of zinc, and 1.5 milligrams of iron. In addition to being high in protein

Pork


Pork is last on our list because it's not as lean and nutrient-filled as most of our other meats. It contains the least amount of muscle-maintaining protein


Vitamin B12 than lamb, bison, beef, and turkey, while clocking in as the second highest-fat choice on our list which has been shown to increase heart disease risk. 

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