Desk: Chicken meat is the pure delight of all the non-vegetarians across the globe. It is believed to have been domesticated and consumed for thousands of years. In different regions of India, chicken is prepared in different variations and style. Irrespective of its variations, eating chicken is healthy as it contains high nutritional value.
Let us see some of the health benefits of chicken:
High Protein Content- Chicken contains high proteins which are especially useful for growing children and body builders. The amino acid content builds our muscles.
Important Source of Vitamins & Minerals- Chicken also contains vitamins and minerals in large quantities. B Vitamins are useful in preventing cataracts and skin disorders, boosting immunity, eliminating weakness, regulating digestion, and improving the nervous system. They are also helpful in preventing migraine, heart disorders, gray hair, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Vitamin D in chicken helps in calcium absorption and bone strengthening. Vitamin A helps in building eyesight and minerals such as iron are helpful in hemoglobin formation, muscle activity, and eliminating anemia.
Weight Loss- Chicken aides in weight loss as it has a high level of protein. High proteins have been known to reduce weight.
Control of Blood Pressure- Consumption of chicken has been found in controlling blood pressure.
Reduced Cholesterol- The American Heart Association has advised eating chicken or fish instead of red meat for a lowered risk of cholesterol and heart disease.
Treatment of Common Cold- Warm chicken soup gives comfort from common cold and symptoms including congested nose and throat pain.