Food Groups - Proteins
Food Groups Continued...
page gives an overview of the proteins group.
While proteins make up the smallest portion on the MyPlate graph, it is
an important component to every meal.
When you think protein you generally think meat, poultry and fish.
However, you can get proteins from nuts, eggs and processed soy
products as well.
So even if a person is a vegetarian, there are sources of protein they
can get from non meat meals.
When picking your protein portion of your plate, make them lean cuts to
help reduce fats and calories.
Proteins Food Group
protein food group are those foods that come from meats, poultry, fish
Additional sources include processed soy products, eggs, nuts / seeds
and beans and
Beans and peas are also part of the vegetable food group.
If you typically get your protein from meat, poultry etc., then you can
count the beans and peas within the vegetable group.
If you are
a vegetarian or you seldom eat meat, poultry or fish, then you would
count some of the beans and peas into the protein food group.
Here are some examples of each of the different types of protein groups.
Lean cuts of beef, ham, lamb, pork and veal.
Game meats such as bison, rabbit, venison.
Lean ground meats of beef, pork and lamb.
Lean luncheon meats.
Organ meats such as liver and giblets.
Ground chicken and turkey
Texurized Vegetable Protein (TVP)
Fresh Water Fish (catfish, cod, salmon, trout, tuna)
Shellfish (clams, shrimp, scallops,lobster, calamari)
Canned Fish (anchovies, clams, tuna, sardines)
As with the other food groups, the protein recommended serving is based
on your age and gender.
Here are the guidelines for less than 30 minutes of moderate activity
per day in addition to your normal daily activities.
Here's more on the recommended portion sizes based on the food pyramid food
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