What Are The Health Benefits Of Chicken?

May Boost Heart Health

Heart disease appears to be a leading cause of death in the US, with roughly twenty-five percent of deaths attributed to heart conditions. This may be why many individuals want to turn to a heart-healthy diet. These individuals may want to consider adding more chicken to their diet, as it may boost their heart health. Information appears to indicate that chicken can help reduce unhealthy cholesterol and perhaps total cholesterol as well. Chicken may reduce the overall risk of heart disease as well. If individuals cook the chicken properly, it seems that it can be one of the healthiest meats out there. However, this means avoiding frying, which may result in higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This is the cholesterol that can clog an individual's arteries.

Oils, which some individuals may use to fry chicken, may also trigger a cholesterol increase. Unfortunately, oils appear to contain more calories and trans fat. Many see trans fat as the unhealthiest type of fat out there. In addition to increasing unhealthy cholesterol, it seems that this fat may also eliminate healthy cholesterol. Individuals should pay attention to the part of chicken they eat as well. This seems to matter for balancing both types of cholesterol. Chicken breasts appear to reduce unhealthy cholesterol the most, seemingly followed by the thighs, legs, and wings.

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