The Most Popular Meats Ranked – Nutrition Tier Lists

Lean meat is arguably the best source of protein. Unlike plant-based proteins (except for a select few such as quinoa and soybeans), animal proteins contain all nine essential amino acids—deeming them complete proteins. Besides helping your muscles grow and rebuild and keeping you looking toned and trim, amino acids also carry out significant physiological functions we need to survive.Pork is last on our list because it’s not as lean and nutrient-filled as most of our other meats. It contains the least amount of muscle-maintaining protein and less vitamin B12 than lamb, bison, beef, and turkey, while clocking in as the second highest-fat choice on our listLamb is low on our list because of its high calorie and saturated fat content, and therefore should not be consumed daily.