Did you know that September is “National Eat Chicken Month”?

September 9th, 2014 1 Comment

Benefits of Eating Chicken

September is “National Eat Chicken Month.” September or year-round, chicken has many health benefits and deserves the celebration! If you’re a caregiver in NJ elder care, you want to serve the most nutrition-packed meals to your client or loved one. Make chicken a part of a healthy diet.

  • Chicken is a great source of protein — helps develop muscle
  • Rich in Niacin — niacin is a B-vitamin which helps prevent cancer
  • Helps relieve depression — eating chicken will help your brain’s serotonin levels increase, helping you feel less stressed and helps your mood
  • Helps prevent bone loss — the protein in chicken will help build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis
  • Low in Fat — white meat chicken is low in fat
  • Rich in Vitamin A derivatives — helps keep your eyesight healthy with retinol, lycopene, and alpha and beta-carotene
  • Rich in Phosphorus — phosphorus is a mineral that helps your central nervous system, bones, teeth, kidney, and liver
  • Rich in Selenium — selenium is a mineral which aides thyroid, metabolism, hormone, and immune function
  • Affordable — one of the most affordable meats
  • Rich in B-complex vitamins — helps increase energy levels, keeps healthy blood vessels, and keeps your metabolism going
  • Heart Healthy — consuming chicken breasts helps suppress and controls the amino acid homocysteine levels; high levels can cause cardiovascular disease
  • Rich in Vitamin B12 — vitamin B12 helps keep your skin healthy

For chicken recipes, check out our Angel Recipes page.

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  1. Home Care Delivered…

    Hi William, thanks for sharing this post with us. Most of the people who are not getting care from their loved ones are tending to move to the home cares. Sometimes, it is a painful thing for them, but gradually they get habit of this and mange themsel…