Meat comes in many forms. There is red meat such as beef, buffalo and lamb. There is poultry such as chicken, turkey, or pheasant. Then there is fish and seafood such as salmon, tuna, crab, and shrimp. All of these meats are good sources of complete proteins. Some fish and seafood are also good sources of omega3 fatty acids as well. Complete proteins help our bodies to repair muscle tissue, cell membranes, bones, hair, skin and nails.
Eating meat is a personal choice. People who do not eat meat need to get complete sources of protein by consuming other foods such as eggs or other dairy products, tofu, nuts and beans. If people choose not to eat dairy products, then they still need to get complete sources of protein by combining other plants that have incomplete proteins. Plants from the legume family carry the highest concentration of protein followed by nuts and seeds, grains and then vegetables. Whey is also a great source of protein.