Protein for Active Living
Making healthy choices helps you get the most out of your workout and the best out of life. Turkey is lean and satisfying – indeed the “Perfect Protein” for living well and supporting an active lifestyle. Turkey breast is ultra low in fat and low in calories, yet nutrient-rich. Turkey is also a “complete protein” – meaning it is packed with all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build and repair protein structures (amino acids are the tiny protein units). Learn why we call it the Perfect Protein.
Whether you choose to be outside, in the gym or in your home, being physically active (and limiting the time spent sitting still) goes hand-in-hand with good nutrition for optimizing wellness. Regular exercise not only promotes physical health and lowers the risk of many chronic diseases, but is also important to our mental well-being.
For the best success maintaining a healthy body weight, stick to the basics: find your balance between food and physical activity. This means balancing the calories you get from foods and beverages, with the calories you use when you are moving. And don’t forget to partner lean proteins with plenty of fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
For more information on a balanced eating, physical activity or healthy weight management visit: www.MyPlate.gov. And for some delicious turkey dishes to add goodness to your healthy and active lifestyle, try some of our favorite recipes below.
Rosemary Turkey Salad
Turkey Tenderloins with Citrus Pepper Topping
Roast Turkey Breast with Chipotle-Herb Rub
Tandoori Turkey Wraps with Tomato-Cucumber Raita
Spinach Turkey Salad with Fruit