Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Get that white meat

Red meat is full of saturated fat (animal fat), so many people are making the switch to chicken.  Are you still safe?  If you are eating mostly white meat (breast) you are doing ok, but what about those wings and legs?  Here are some nutritional facts for you.
Three ounces of raw chicken breast, meat only, has 93 calories, 19.5 grams of protein, and 1.2 grams of fat. Three ounces of dark meat (wings, thighs, and legs), meat only, has 105 calories, 18 grams of protein, and 3.6 grams of fat. It may not seem like much, but it adds up.
So stick with the breast, and while you're at it, ditch the skin. It's nothing but fat.  I know it's tasty, but is it worth it?  I have not even gotten into the bacteria that can be found on raw chicken and how they are raised differently.  That is for another post.

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