Meat and alternatives are major sources of protein and fat. They help ensure that the body functions properly and the proteins that they contain play a role in cellular regeneration and tissue repair. Moreover, they provide B vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, and magnesium.
Getting the Most Out of the Recommendations in Canada's Food Guide
- Have meat alternatives such as legumes (beans and the like) and tofu often.
- Eat at least 2 servings of fish each week.
- Select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt.