The health benefits of chicken are well known nowadays. That's why eating poultry meat will steal your heart but give it back to you in a very healthy way. We'll tell you why.
It has been scientifically proven that the consumption of poultry meat is very favourable for a strong and healthy heart. From its high protein content to the vitamins it provides, it can be seen that this type of meat has a lot to offer.
Studies show that people who regularly eat chicken, turkey and other food-grade poultry have had a significant reduction in LDL cholesterol particles (harmful cholesterol) without changing HDL cholesterol (beneficial particles).
This is due to the high protein and unsaturated fat content of poultry meat in general, which makes it a good choice for cardiovascular health.
The protein strengthens muscles, which helps heart function, while the unsaturated fats help lower cholesterol levels. Chicken is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, B12, niacin and selenium. Omega-3s are important for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and keeping the blood thin. Vitamin B6 helps metabolise carbohydrates and protein into energy for the body, while B12 aids in the production of red blood cells. Niacin plays an important role in lowering LDL cholesterol levels.
Skinless chicken breast, turkey, quail and all types of poultry is one of the leanest cuts of meat on the market, with a fat content of only 1.6 grams. It is also low in calories, making it the perfect food for people who are trying to lose weight or keep it off.
Your heart will be in love with the chicken in a long-lasting relationship, where you will be happy and, for sure, if you eat partridges, you will also eat the chicken and the turkey with your eyes... and with your mouth!