Hello chicken lovers! Where have you been? Chicken is such a versatile food item that it can be transformed into many mouth-watering dishes – it could become chicken burger, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken or even chicken stews. Okay, lemme include chicken biryani too because I don’t wanna disappoint my beloved readers who are hardcore biryani lovers! 😉
If you love chicken there’s no reason for me to further convince you into believing that chicken is one of the tastiest meats in the world. However, I would really love to highlight the nutritional points of chicken so that next time when you find someone criticizing you for ordering your favourite chicken dish, you can reply to that person with facts. Kehte hai na, kill them with kindness, this time it is kill them with facts!
So, without adding any more words, let’s take a look at some interesting health benefits of our all-time favourite, chicken.
Superb source of protein
We often find people saying, “You need more protein, dear, you should eat chicken”. Well, the statement stands true as chicken is one of the best sources of animal protein. If you want to lose weight but also want to develop muscle mass then opt for chicken breast. For the ones who are trying to gain muscle or weight, I would highly suggest them to consume fattier cuts of chicken, like thighs, wings, and drumsticks.
Chicken has tryptophan that helps in increasing the happy hormone, serotonin. So, the result: happy you! Now I know why I feel so good after eating my favourite chicken roll!
Great for healthy bones
We all have been conditioned to believe that milk is equal to healthy bones. Of course, milk is an excellent health drink for everyone. But it’s time to give some credit to chicken as well. Chicken contains phosphorus and calcium and as we know, these minerals are required for keeping your bones strong. It has also been proven that consuming chicken can reduce the risk of arthritis.
Yes, you heard that right. Chicken can strengthen your immune system. Some studies suggest that consuming chicken soup when you’re sick can help with faster recovery.
Heart’s best pal
Chicken is lean meat so it is definitely a great choice as compared to red meat for preserving heart health. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine ) and vitamin B3 (niacin) in chicken are responsible for lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks.
Good for women
PMS is difficult to handle for every woman. Did you know that magnesium in chicken can alleviate your PMS symptoms which even include mood swings? Well, now you know.
Good for men
Consuming chicken can help even men as well. Zinc in chicken regulates testosterone levels and even encourages sperm production in men.
Always ensure that you consume fresh chicken. Also, get regular health checkups from a trusted hospitals in Kolkata. See you next time!
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Author Bio: I’m Juhi Pandey and I love transmitting information on topics related to health, wellness, and lifestyle.