September 28, 2020
Having ample amounts of protein in your diet can improve your quality of life immensely. Of course, protein comes in many different forms including plant-based but we’re focusing on five different animal proteins that add different vitamins and minerals into your diet. We’re huge proponents of not eating the same thing too many times and as our focus is meal prep services, we’re here to show you how adding in different proteins to your diet can help in certain ways.
The five proteins that we’re focusing on are seafood, beef, lamb, chicken, and pork. Choosing the right proteins in your meal prep services and adding more variety can help you meet your health goals or just keep you healthy and full.
Fish, clams, scallops, crab, lobster, and many more seafoods have a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Some of the top vitamins found in seafood include vitamins A, B, and D all in which are important for your body. Vitamin A helps with your eyesight, has tons of antioxidants and helps boost your immune system.
Vitamin B helps with your energy level and metabolism. Vitamin D contains calcium and helps your bones. Seafood also consists of Omega-3 fatty acids that help with hormones, skin quality, and energy levels. There are many other vitamins and minerals found in seafood and here’s a chart that helps decipher which seafood contains what.
There’s so many different ways to eat beef, there’s tacos, burgers, steak, pot roast, and much more! Beef has many vitamins and minerals that promote a healthy lifestyle. B12 can be found in many different forms but beef is one of the tastiest, B12 helps with energy levels, memory, heart disease prevention, and more. Another item found in beef is iron, which has a lot to do with your health. Iron helps with many functions of the body, it helps regulate important factors such as body temperature, and energy levels. B6 is another important vitamin found in beef, it helps with mood stability as well as brain health.
Lamb is such a decadent protein and is one of the less popular ones as it is a little more challenging to cook but it brings in so many great benefits when it comes to vitamins that it’s worth ordering for your weekly meal prep delivery. Lamb has items such as B12, Selenium, B3, and zinc.
B12 as we know helps with energy levels and memory, B3 is beneficial for digestion and has also been known to help with heart disease and arthritis. Selenium has many different benefits like thyroid health, asthma improvements, and antioxidants. Zinc is also found in lamb which helps with metabolism but is also a huge contributor to immune health especially in times of sickness, adding zinc to your diet is imperative.
Let’s not forget about chicken! Such a staple in so many people’s homes and is versatile for many different food cultures. Chicken is a go-to for weight loss as well as bulking, of course eaten a little bit differently to succeed different goals. Chicken is a lean protein with many vitamins and minerals which include selenium, phosphorus, and B6.
Selenium is full of antioxidants and is in many popular foods, which also means that most people do not have a selenium deficiency. Phosphorus can do a lot of good for the body, and is a big proponent in healing your body and muscles after exercise which is why it’s always important to have protein after a workout.
Pork is a great source of protein, and is so versatile! Some vitamins and minerals that can be found in pork are thiamine and niacin. Thiamine has a huge impact on the nervous system, fueling your body with thiamine can help your muscles, intestines, stomach and more.
Niacin’s most important job is that it lowers LDL cholesterol which is the bad cholesterol. With the benefits of eating pork being improvement of your nervous system and lowering LDL cholesterol, ordering pork from us at Fire Dept. Meals should be an easy choice!
Meal Prep Services
At Fire Dept. Meals, we understand that everyone has different dietary needs, and it’s our promise to bring 100% pasture raised meats, that are free of hormones, antibiotics, additives, and preservatives straight to your door. When choosing the best protein for your meal prep services, adding a variety of meats means you’re also adding a variety of vitamins and minerals to your diet as well as never getting bored of your meals.
Ready to add a variety of mouth-watering proteins to your diet or ready to experience different types of food cooked and delivered to you? Visit our Firehouse weekly menu and start adding to the cart. If you have questions about our food, please ring the bell and contact us here!