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Why Include Chicken In Your Healthy Diet In 2016

Happy New Year to all moms! How did you spend the holiday? I wonder what dishes you prepared on Noche Buena and Media Noche.




After the long holiday break, we're now back to regular programming - preparing baon for the kids, going to work or doing household chores. Whatever we're doing, let's prioritize our family's health. For on-the-go and busy individuals who cannot afford to give so much time to prepare a fine meal, the road to keeping a healthy diet without compromising its appeal to the palate, only consists of one delicious and practical food choice, chicken, the new “It” meat.

Apart from the usual healthy choices including lean meat and fish, poultry carries a misconception of being 'unhealthy' because of its skin's fat content. However, chicken is equally or can even be more beneficial to consume than its counterparts. A champion source of lean, low-fat protein, chicken helps the body build and develop muscles while aiding weight loss with its metabolism boosters like Selenium, and B-complex vitamins like Riboflavin.



This high-quality protein source contains the eight essential amino acids that the human body constantly needs. It also packs a relatively low amount of fat, mostly of the unsaturated type, which consequently protects against heart disease. Eating chicken also prevents anemia as well as birth defects among pregnant women. The rest of its nutrients also help maintain a well-functioning nervous system, red blood cell formation, blood clotting, and healthier bones.

As a result, chicken is often recommended by physicians and nutrition counselors as the best alternative to beef and pork, because it has less saturated fat. It is also a source of antioxidants that help avoid cell damage and provides nutrients crucial to carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.

When it comes to food preparation, chicken provides a whole lot of options because of its incredible versatility. Even the busiest people can have chicken in various, simple ways. Depending on taste preference, chicken can be consumed plainly but can also be seasoned and marinated in various ways. Poultry can also be mixed with other ingredients to create salads, sandwiches, and main entrees.

Essentially, choosing chicken can offer an abundance of simple and complex dishes that are healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Whether you get them fresh off the market, the cold storage, or get them in cans, the same positive benefits are in store for satisfaction.

As a healthy meat that keeps intact most nutritional benefits that an individual needs every day and with a vast amount of dishes it can help create, chicken, whether fresh or canned is definitely the new delicious and practical “It” meat for you.

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