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chicken healthy food
Healthy Foods: Chicken

Why They're Healthy:

White or dark meat, chicken is nutritious and an excellent source of protein, niacin, phosphorous, B6, B12, Vitamin D, calcium, iron and zinc. A 100g serving of chicken breast contains 33% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin B6 and 86% of your recommended daily intake of niacin. Niacin helps to build and maintain healthy skin, and aids in the digestion and absorption of food. Vitamin B6 is needed for protein metabolism and amino acid synthesis.
As good as this sounds, dark meat is richer in nutrients than white meat and contains more iron and zinc. Zinc is a trace mineral that is found in every cell of your body and is necessary for growth and reproduction. It also supports immunity, wound healing and helps maintain your sense of taste and smell. The best sources of zinc are foods of animal origin such as poultry, meat, liver and seafood. Dark meat is also rich in vitamins A, K, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and minerals like selenium and phosphorus.

Quick Tip:

Any way you slice it, chicken is good for you. So go ahead and add a little dark meat to the menu. It is more nutritious and not so saturated in fat and it will save you money. You can't beat that.

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