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Adding whole grains, vegetables, healthy fats, and more is the first step to eating more healthy foods.

Organic Meats

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3. Organic Meats

While a vegetarian diet is an excellent choice, most people still prefer to consume meat and animal products. If you choose to eat meat, either purchase meat that comes from organically raised grass fed animals or harvest it yourself. Wild meats, such as venison and wild turkey, are very low in fat and high in protein. Organic meat farmers are not allowed to use hormones or antibiotics, while non-organic meats often have traces of these powerful chemicals in them.

Meat from grass-fed animals is lower in fat than the meat that comes from animals kept on factory farms, and beef from grass fed cows often contains no more fat than a boneless chicken breast. Additionally, researchers have found that eating meat from grass fed animals reduces the risk of contracting food borne illnesses.

Meats from organic, grass fed, or wild animals is more nutritious than other meats. The meats contain higher amounts of healthy omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, and beta carotene.

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