The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of
the red junglefowl. They are one of the most common and widespread domestic
animals, with a total population of 23.7 billion as of 2018, up from more than
19 billion in 2011. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird or
domesticated fowl.By far, the most popular of all white meats is chicken. For starters, it’s inexpensive and quick to
prepare. Plus it can be served in a way
variety of ways (chicken soup and diced up in a salad are just a few
favorites.) But that’s not all! Peacock’s Poultry Farm team wants you to
remember that the health benefits of eating chicken are just as numerous.
1. Rich in Protein
– It’s a great source of lean, low fat
protein which contribute to muscle growth and development. That protein also helps support a healthy
body weight and aids weight loss.
2. Good for the
Eating chicken breast suppresses and controls a body’s homocysteine
amino acid levels which, if too high, can lead to cardiovascular disease.
3. Plenty of
Phosphorus – They’re rich in phosphorus, an essential
mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and
central nervous system function.
4. Abundant in
Selenium – Provides this essential mineral involved in
metabolic performance … in other words thyroid, hormone, metabolism, and immune
Metabolism – Vitamin B6 (or B-complex vitamins) in chicken
will keep blood vessels healthy, energy levels high, and metabolism burning
away calories so you can manage a healthy weight..
6. Rich in
Another B-vitamin, niacin helps guard against cancer and other forms of
genetic (DNA) damage.
Anti-depressant – If you’re feeling depressed, eating some
poultry will increase the serotonin amino acid
levels in your brain, enhancing your mood, blasting stress, and lulling
you to sleep.
8. Promotes Eye
An excellent source of retinol, alpha and beta-carotene, and lycopene
(all derived from vitamin A) and all vital for healthy eyesight.
9. Essential for
Healthy Tissue – Riboflavin (or Vitamin B2), found in chicken
livers, will drastically reduce your skin problems and repair dry or damaged