Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Chicken Meat Best Protein Sources

Many people are afraid to eat meat because of worry about the saturated fat content. One source of protein that is considered more healthful is white meat, especially chicken.

Chicken does contain protein and less fat, especially if it is not fried. Calorie content is quite good, and not too filling. But, whether the chicken meat is the best source of protein?

"Actually, no single best source of animal protein. But that does not mean the chicken was a bad choice. The diversity of food is key," said Jennifer McDaniel, a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Chest chicken cooked weighing 85 grams which has about 140 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein. "The chicken breast is also a source of niacin and choline, selenium, and pantothenic acid," said McDaniel.

Parts such as thighs slightly more calories and fat. If you include the skin, you'll add fat as much as six-fold.

"Our bodies need fat in the diet, but there are many other foods that are better than chicken skin," he said.

If you discard the skin, the nutrients in chicken meat as very healthy. But there is one thing that makes this meat does not seem so perfect from the visible, namely sodium.

"Chicken intact and pieces, such as the chest, often soaked in water containing salt. The goal is to transform the protein into a fresh soft. But 'extra' means the sodium levels increased, almost 440 milligrams in 113 gram serving of chicken," he said.

The number was five times more than chicken that was not soaked by salt water.
Therefore, you should be wary of the sodium content in the chicken when eating outside the home.

"To avoid red meat, ordered the chicken in the restaurant looks like a healthy choice. But a lot of chicken that contain high levels of salt," said McDaniel.

The salt content was not the only thing that should be deducted from the chicken. There are also farmers who give chickens antibiotics or drugs. This condition is very dangerous because if we often eat can make more drug-resistant bacteria.

If you just love the chicken meat as a protein source, you'll want to buy organic chicken or chicken. (Purwandini Sakti Pratama)

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