CHICKEN – HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE

CHICKENChicken is the meat derived from chickens.It is the most common type of poultry in the world which is prepared as food in a variety of ways, in different region and culture. Chicken meat is divided into three parts: Breast (which is the meatiest part of a bird),legs and wings.

BENEFITS OF CHICKEN

Chicken is a very good source of protein.People who are meat eaters, but are looking for ways to reduce the amount of fat in their meals, can try eating more chicken.It is also a good meal for bodybuilders.The leanest part of the chicken is the chicken breast.

The proteins present in chicken also help against bone loss in old people.It is also a good source of Vitamin- B that protects the body against cancer.

Here are the some more benefits of chicken meat:
- Protects from Bone Loss
- Supports Bone Health
- Protects from some cancers
- Protects from Cognitive Decline
- Protects from Alzheimer’s Disease
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
- Raises Good Cholesterol Levels (HDL)
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Supports Healthy Fat process
- Reduces Weakness
- Normalizes appetite
- Reduces skin infections
- Reduces digestive issues
- Provides Healthy Energy
- Improves Skin health

HEALTH FACTS

Chicken meat is the most common type of poultry eaten in the world.

It became a popular main dish in the U.S. during World War II due to a shortage of beef and pork.

Raw chicken meat can be frozen for up to two years.It is often considered to be one of the safest meat for consumption, since it has very little side effects or allergic reactions associated with its meat.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

 

Chicken, broiler, meat and skin, cooked, stewed
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 916 kJ (219 kcal)
Carbohydrates 0.00 g
Fat 12.56 g
- saturated 3.500 g
- monounsaturated 4.930 g
- polyunsaturated 2.740 g
Protein 24.68 g
- Tryptophan 0.276 g
- Threonine 1.020 g
- Isoleucine 1.233 g
- Leucine 1.797 g
- Lysine 2.011 g
- Methionine 0.657 g
- Cystine 0.329 g
- Phenylalanine 0.959 g
- Tyrosine 0.796 g
- Valine 1.199 g
- Arginine 1.545 g
- Histidine 0.726 g
- Alanine 1.436 g
- Aspartic acid 2.200 g
- Glutamic acid 3.610 g
- Glycine 1.583 g
- Proline 1.190 g
- Serine 0.870 g
Water 63.93 g
Vitamin A equiv. 44 ?g (6%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.667 mg (13%)
Iron 1.16 mg (9%)
Sodium 67 mg (4%)
Not including 35% bones.
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

 

 

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