Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. It has been domesticated and consumed as food for thousands of years. Several breeds of chicken have been developed for meat and egg purposes. Raised in different forms, and for safe consumption
Below are the various types of chicken production available:
Naturally raised chicken: They are allowed to roam freely in the pastures, no artificial ingredients, colouring ingredients, or chemical preservatives; and minimally processed.
Organically Raised Chicken: These are raised under certified organic standards for chicken production.
Conventional Raised chicken: They are kept in cages, unhygienic and unhealthy conditions, treated with antibiotics, injected with growth hormones to enhance growth.
We highlighted some of the health benefits of chicken meat:
High Protein Content: A good number of people across the globe consume chickens because it is highly rich in protein. Protein plays an essential role in our diet.
As per the USDA, chicken breast has 21 grams of protein per 100 grams, which makes it one of the best foods for protein. It contains amino acids, which are the building blocks of our muscles.
Chickens are also rich sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential nutrients the body needs every day to function correctly. Some of these vitamins include,
- Vitamins B helps the body with energy production and also helps form healthy red blood cells.
- Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption and bone strengthening.
- Vitamin A helps in building eyesight and plays a vital role in the immune system.
Some essential minerals found in this meat are Iron, Sodium, and Phosphorous. Iron is helpful in haemoglobin formation, muscle activity, and preventing anaemia. Sodium aids fluid balance in the body while Phosphorus helps tackle weakness, bone health, brain function, dental care, and metabolic issues.
Another health benefit of chicken is its reduced cholesterol level.
When compared to the amount of saturated fat, and cholesterol found in red meat such as beef, pork, and lamb, chicken scores higher because of it’s reduced cholesterol level.
The American Heart Association has advised consuming chicken or fish instead of red meat for a lowered risk of cholesterol and subsequent heart disease development.
Conclusively, We recommend organic and naturally raised chicken for consumption; however, before choosing either of them, find out where it is coming from as they may have been trucked/transported across the country, which may have more of an adverse environmental impact in terms of transport pollution.
At organic Shoppe, we encourage fresh from farm consumption for our chickens and other animal products.
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