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6 healthy alternatives to red meat

Delhi-based fitness and nutrition specialist Shalini Tugnait suggests 6 equally healthy alternatives to include in your diet instead of red meat.

According to a recent WHO report, processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages have the same cancer risk as cigarettes. Mindful of their health content, Delhi-based fitness and nutrition specialist Shalini Tugnait suggests six alternatives that would give you enough protein, should you choose to do away with red meat in your diet.

FISH — It is loaded with proteins and vitamins, and falls under the category of lean meats that have relatively lesser calories. (Source: Thinkstock)

EGGS — Packed with Vitamin B12, eggs are the cheapest and most easily available source of proteins. (Source: Thinkstock)

NUTS — Besides being packed with proteins, nuts contain unsaturated fats that are healthy for the heart. (Source: Thinkstock)

BEANS & LEGUMES — They are a rich source of protein and fibre. These products also help in regulating blood sugar and lowering cholestrol levels in your body. (Source: Thinkstock)

CHICKEN — This lean meat is not only rich in protein and heart-healthy amino acids, it is also considered a natural anti-depressant. (Source: Thinkstock)

BLACK CHICKPEAS — These legumes are rich in protein, dietary fibre and minerals. (Source: Thinkstock)