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5 Reasons to add Chicken in your Diet

2022 calls for some healthy goals and there is no better time to start than today! If you are a non-vegetarian and looking for a tasty and healthy diet, you can try adding chicken to your everyday meal. Yes, you heard it right. Chicken is one of the most common protein-rich staple foods for poultry lovers across the world.

Along with its rich taste, chicken offers several health benefits which have made most health enthusiasts move from red meat to this lean meat. And, do you know what the best part is? You can add it to your diet plan in the form of skinless, grilled chicken breasts owing to their nutritional profile and calorie content as per your preferences. On top of that, chicken recipes are drool-worthy and easy to make. Win-Win. Right?

Please do have a look at our collection of non-vegetarian pickle:

Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
Chicken Pickle – 100% Himalayan
Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

If you are still having second thoughts, we are about to give you five tempting reasons to add chicken to your healthy diet plan and make it super yummy as well as irresistible. Let’s get started:

1. Rich in Protein

Lean chicken is full of protein and less cholesterol making it an ideal option for weight loss. A 3oz of the chicken portion that is skinless, as well as boneless, contains only 102 calories and a whopping 19 grams of dietary protein. Proteins help in increasing satiety levels and help in burning fats in the body more efficiently. Thus adding lean chicken to the diet helps in building muscle mass, keeping the metabolism in check, and promoting fat loss.

Pro Tip: Always use farm-raised and organic chicken and prefer grilled chicken over fried and stir-fried options.

2. Strengthening Bones

This may come as a surprise to many but chicken helps in strengthening bones as it is naturally packed with amino acids like calcium and phosphorus. These amino acids help in building muscle tissue. Research has shown that a diet high in proteins helps in improving bone mineral density. Including chicken in your regular diet helps in preventing the risk of osteoarthritis in the longer run.

Please do have a look at our collection of non-vegetarian pickle:

Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
Chicken Pickle – 100% Himalayan
Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

3. Relieving Stress

Stress is something we all face on an everyday basis. During stress, the body releases a hormone known as “Cortisol” or “Stress Hormone”. This hormone stimulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fat providing your body with a surge of energy. This, in turn, increases the appetite and a craving for salty, fatty, and sweet foods leading to weight gain.

Eating foods that help in relieving stress is super beneficial for maintaining good health as well as keeping your weight in check. Chicken is one such food that helps in reducing stress.

You must be wondering how? Well, chicken is naturally rich in nutrients like tryptophan and vitamin B5. Also, chicken is rich in Magnesium that helps in activating the stress-response system of the body. Increasing magnesium consumption helps in reducing anxiety levels and relieving stress. So, consuming chicken is a win-win option for you in every way!

4. Boosting Immunity

Consuming chicken helps in boosting immunity. Yes, you read that right! Chicken is not only rich in proteins but also many other health-beneficial nutrients like retinol, zinc, Vitamin B9, and Vitamin B3 that helps to boost immunity. That’s why doctors often recommend chicken soup after surgery or when you are sick. Also, consuming chicken in case of an injury helps in faster recovery.

Please do have a look at our collection of non-vegetarian pickle:

Kadaknath Pickle (Wild Black Chicken Pickle)
Chicken Pickle – 100% Himalayan
Chicken Pickle – Bone Variant

5. Reduces Risk of Obesity and type 2 Diabetes

Eating chicken on a regular basis helps in reducing the risk of obesity or being overweight. Research shows that consuming a vegetable-rich diet accompanied by chicken is associated with a lesser risk of gaining weight or becoming obese. Due to this effect, chicken consumption also helps in reducing the incidence of diseases like cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes.

Key Takeaway:

The high amount of protein, lesser cholesterol, and rich nutrient profile makes chicken a perfect option for consuming for a healthy diet. Not only chicken is a part of several delicious recipes but also a source of boosting immunity, relieving stress, and maintaining overall health.

All said and done, it is always advisable to add chicken to your diet in moderation. There are certain points that must be kept in mind when you decide to hop on a chicken diet:
1. Do not consume chicken daily as it may lead to food poisoning because of a bacterium found in the chicken known as Salmonella.
2. Do not exceed the amount of 500g of chicken per day.
3. Consuming too much chicken may lead to an increased risk of heart disease.
4. As per 2022-2025 guidelines for Dietary Guidelines for Americans, recommends consumption of no more than 26 oz of chicken a week.

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