What You Need to Know About ... Meat, Fish & Eggs

Forget fad diets for a minute--even if they do work--and find out how to eat smarter at the top of the food chain. Hint: watch your portion size

BRAIN FOOD

Meat has been a precious food commodity and a great source of complete protein, vitamins and other nutrients since prehistoric times. In fact, many anthropologists think meat may have played a key role in the evolution of our species. And although vegetarianism has become increasingly popular in recent years, meat of some variety is still at the center of the American plate.

PUMPING IRON AND THE B VITAMINS

Red meat in particular is a rich source of iron, which plays an important part in building muscles and healthy blood. Studies of vegetarians have discovered that they risk becoming iron...

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