Chicken vs. Chicken
Today we're talking about "chickens". "the ORIGINAL WHITE meat"!
Okay . . . so the good news is this . . . chicken meat provides vitamins mainly from the B complex family, including niacin (B3). This is the vitamin that's "essential" for the "metabolism of fats" and "sugars" in the body. Chicken also contains minerals such as magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Which help us with sleep and balancing our "cortisol" hormone to help us lose weight.
The lean (white meat) protein in chicken is also an excellent source of amino acids such as arginine, glycine, histidine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, cystine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. We've spoken of most of these in previous Health tips and of their importance.
And as we know . . . our bodies uses amino acids to build muscle tissue. This is an important entity for maintaining bone mineral density.
So how can we go wrong with eating "chicken" you ask???
Well . . . chickens all start out the same from an egg . . . but it's what happens after they're hatched that makes the difference.
Did you know that chickens of "today" grow to be several times larger than chickens from 50 - 60 years ago???
And all this is due to genetic breeding, growth hormones and chemicals that are added to their feed to make more meat available for more profit.