Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Healthy Diet: Chicken is healthier - MINUS THE SKIN

Planning on revamping our fridge with healthier food options?

Once a week, all of us would hit the groceries and shop for food. Why not take a look at that chicken?

Chicken - thought as a healthier kind of animal meat - but chicken meat can be the more healthier minus the skin. Why? 100grams of raw chicken breast without skin, for example, contains 110 calories ONLY.

Why without that yummy skin? Here is some reasons why.

Chicken Skin included, 110 calories jumps up to 170 calories with saturated fat being a big chunk of this big jump. Saturated fat when consumed by us, it is converted in to LDL or "bad" cholesterol. LDL is circulated through the bloodstream, and in excess, gets deposited in the arteries which causes narrowing of these arteries; with narrowing arteries, it increases the risk for heart problems and strokes.

So, with the skin off chicken is healthier.

How do we cook it to make it even more healthier?

Research points that, using oils low in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat - such as canola oil, olive oil, and sunflower oil  - will 90-100% boost the health benefits of eating lean chicken meat.

Therefore, when doing groceries - Chicken without the yummy skin is a healthier option Always.