Nutritional Benefits of Chicken
As part of a healthy balanced diet, chicken provides the body with essential nutrients.
Take a look at 5 benefits below!
High in Protein
Skinless chicken is high in protein with an average portion containing half of an average woman’s daily requirement.
Low Fat & Saturated Fat
Skinless chicken breast has less than 4% fat so is a great choice for those watching their weight or cholesterol level.
Naturally Low in Salt
Chicken is naturally low in salt and with its low-fat content fits perfectly in a healthy balanced diet.
Valuable Source of Vitamins
One portion of chicken contains half of our vitamin B3 (niacin) requirement, needed for a healthy metabolism and to release energy from the food we eat.
Valuable Source of Minerals.
One portion of chicken provides us with a quarter of our selenium requirement needed for a healthy immune system.
What is the correct portion size for chicken?
One serving is 50-75g cooked lean meat – approximately half the size of the palm of your hand.
To maximise the health benefits of meat, include wholegrains and
a plentiful variety of fruits and vegetables at the same meal.