10 UNHEALTHIEST PROTEINS TO AVOID 

Bologna

One slice (33 grams) of bologna provides 92.7 calories, 2.44 g of saturated fat, and 455 milligrams of sodium.

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Bratwurst

Once again, you're seeing overly processed meats resulting in products that are just too high in artery-clogging saturated fat and heart-harming sodium.

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Pork Belly

While I would never say any food is off limitsI'd recommend limiting consumption of pork belly for in just a 3-ounce portion you'll get 242 calories and 7 grams of saturated fat.

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Hot Dogs

Although they have become a national symbol of baseball games, traditional hot dogs are brimming with saturated fat and calories.

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Hard Salami

Four ounces of hard pork salami provides 460 calories, 13.4 grams of saturated fat, and 2,550 milligrams of sodium.

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Swordfish

Consuming high levels of mercury may have adverse health effects and may affect the brain.

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Plant-Based 'Meat'

Some of these plant-based options are very high in sodium and shouldn't be an everyday choice in your healthy eating plan.

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Pepperoni

Three ounces of sliced beef and pork pepperoni provide 428 calories, 15 grams of saturated fat, and 1,340 milligrams of sodium.

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Sausage

One link (101 grams) of Italian pork sausage provides 293 calories, 8.71 grams of saturated fat, and 569 milligrams of sodium.

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Spam

One of the unhealthiest proteins is Spam, and it's easy to see why once you know that 2 ounces of original Spam contain 180 calories, 6 grams of saturated fat.

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