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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.