5. Pork Chops

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Protein: 40 grams per 6 ounces

โ€œPork chops are considered a complete protein, which means they provide your body with the key amino acids you need to maintain healthy tissue, keep your immune system strong, and help with tissue repair. They'll also preserve your bodyโ€™s hormone balance and sustain lean muscle tissue.

Eating pork chops will provide your body with essential minerals, including selenium, phosphorus, and niacin. These minerals support muscle and blood vessel function as well as thyroid function. Niacin specifically can help fight disease and can correlate with a reduced risk of certain cancers.โ€

-Wendy Baruchowitz, certified integrative nutrition and health counselor and founder of Food That Cares, LLC

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